Project Waterfall brings clean water, sanitation and education to coffee-growing communities across the world. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over £1 million and changed more than 50,000 lives in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Rwanda, Vietnam, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
As the charity of choice for the coffee industry, they're working to end the water crisis in our lifetime as we're incredibly proud to support them at Caravan by donating the profits from every filtered water served across Caravan Restaurants to Project Waterfall.
You can learn more about their work, or get involved, at projectwaterfall.org.
Caravan Restaurants are proud to continue our partnership with Kitchen Social with whom we were able to raise over £19,000 in donations from our loyal guests who added £1 to their bills in 2019.
In 2019 an estimated 400,000 children across London were in food insecurity, of these only 196,000 will qualify for the new Government food voucher scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning at least 200,000 children will go hungry. Through this partnership, we had the pleasure of working in conjunction with the Felix Project in which some of our dedicated community champions volunteered their time at Prospex, Islington, where we served some of our Caravan Classics to the children using the hub. More so than ever, Kitchen Social which is a program coordinated by the Mayor’s Fund are in desperate need for our support, we will continue to champion the work that they do and show our support by inviting our guests to once again add £1 on their bill which of course is optional and can be opted out from.
Recently we were also able to provide one of our restaurants, Caravan Fitzrovia as filming location for Kitchen Social;
“We are incredibly grateful to Caravan Restaurants for championing Kitchen Social, our holiday food and activities programme, which so far, has delivered over 250,000 meals to vulnerable families in London.
The devastating economic impact of the coronavirus means our work has never been more urgent. Caravan’s continued support has enabled us to provide safe spaces for children and young people over the school holidays where they can socialise, feel part of their community and most importantly, receive a free nutritious meal. We have also seen how these holidays clubs have helped to alleviate the financial pressures on families struggling to access food and childcare during this time. For many, the programme is a lifeline.
We were also lucky enough to be able to film at Caravan Fitzrovia this summer, to create recipe videos for families receiving ‘Take and Make’ deliveries as part of the programme – a box containing fresh ingredients to make a delicious, healthy meal at home. We have been truly amazed by the generosity of Caravan and their customers, particularly during these challenging times. On behalf of all of our team, thank you!”
Sophie Clare, Senior Marketing and Events Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London