A local restaurant has raised £2,000 for the St Albans and District Foodbank through its Food To Go service, which it launched at the start of the first lockdown.
Lussmanns Grill launched its Food To Go service in March last year to help support Hertfordshire communities through the first lockdown after turning its St Albans restaurant into a “dark kitchen”, producing boxes of food and meals for local delivery.
The Food To Go continued throughout 2020 and 2021 and by the time the service came to an end when the restaurants reopened in April, Lussmanns had delivered 100,000 meals.
From each item sold, Lussmanns made a 2p donation to the St Albans and District Foodbank, which now totals £2,000.
Founder and MD Andrei Lussmann said: “The last 18 months devastated the hospitality industry, and I and many other businesses fought hard to survive through that difficult time. However, it was also exceptionally challenging for our communities across the UK with many people who have never had to rely on food banks forced to do so.