Fat Macy’s trainees have been especially affected by COVID-19. They are already vulnerable due to their status as homeless, but they also work in the hospitability industry. Their unique position is doubly affected, and many of them have lost their jobs and are worried about paying their bills.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will fund more sessions with their life coach per trainee, sessions with a benefits expert and create a small additional grant funding stream to support trainees with financial concerns.
The £15,500 phase two grant will help Fat Macy's to open their first permanent deli and cafe on Ebury Bridge Road. The grant will cover the kitchen fit out, contractors and materials, and will help Fat Macy's to offer eight hours a day per trainee, as well as enabling a minimum of ten people per year into their own homes.
Fat Macy’s trains aspiring chefs to serve up food with heart, creating a recipe that helps young Londoners make the journey from hostel to home.