A charity which provides free kosher meals to Jewish hospital patients has launched an appeal for public donations amid increasing demand.
Bedside Kosher will run a crowdfunding campaign on 5th – 6th of May, called the Lifeline Campaign, to encourage donations.
Jewish hospital patients who keep a kosher diet often do not have access to a wide range of options, says the charity, which is why it provides the free food to patients.
However, this costs around £650,000 a year – and with rising demand, the charity’s bosses expect this figure to increase even further.
“It is my intention to continue to campaign, lobby the government and engage with NHS Trusts until all Jewish patients throughout the UK can receive the kind of fresh, healthy diet that they need to maximise their chance of recovering from illness and injury,” said the charity’s chairman, Ari Feferkorn.
“I appreciate it is an ambitious goal, but it is one that is important, and we are already well on the way to achieving it.
“Until then, we need the help and support of the wider community, so we can continue to take orders and keep delivering to those who require our services.”
The money donated will go towards sponsoring meals and training NHS staff.
More details about the campaign can be found on the charity’s website here.
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