Wild and Game, the not-for-profit company working to boost game consumption in the UK, has teamed up with the British Game Alliance to supply free game-based meals to NHS workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Game Aid project started last week with the delivery of 2,500 game-based lunch bags to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. Each lunch bag contains a Wild & Game pheasant and pork pie, some fruit, a bottle of water, a packet of crisps, a yogurt and a chocolate treat for an NHS worker to enjoy.
Game Aid is a collaboration between The British Game Alliance (BGA), food manufacturer Samworth Brothers, Wild & Game and bi-monthly publication Fieldsports Journal. The project has been funded by donations.
Each meal bag costs £2 to produce and deliver. To donate on JustGiving.com, visit: bit.ly/GIVESOMEGAME
The initiative has been established solely to assist NHS frontline staff during the Covid 19 epidemic. When the UK resumes normal life once again, any residual funds raised by Game Aid will be donated to the Country Food Trust to support their efforts to feed those in need.
Tom Adams, managing director of the Game Alliance said: “We are proud to pull together the partners in a concerted effort to get healthy and sustainable game-based meal bags into the hands of the frontline NHS staff for free during these exceptional circumstances.
Being able to do something pro-active in support of those who are going over and beyond is hugely rewarding and we hope everyone who can will support this great initiative.”
Michael Cannon, co-founder of Wild and Game, said: “Wild and Game is all about helping people discover what a wonderful, healthy ingredient game is, so we’ve been delighted with the enthusiastic response we have had so far to our pies.
“We’re proud to be taking part in this excellent initiative which we hope will help to boost morale among the UK’s heroic NHS workers during this very difficult time.
“I’m delighted by the support that Game Aid has received so far. We intend to reach as many NHS workers as possible over the coming weeks and hopefully help to brighten their day with a hearty meal.”