Meg is the Founder and Chief Executive of Fat Macy’s, a social enterprise that trains and employs young Londoners living in temporary accommodation in catering. We provide a pathway towards independent living by inviting our trainees to create and curate culinary pop-up supper clubs event across the capital.
Londoners living in temporary accommodation find it increasingly challenging to save money to move from temporary accommodation and into more permanent homes. The bureaucratic benefit system, sanctions and the daily expenses of hostel living mean it’s near impossible to work enough to save for a housing deposit.
Fat Macy’s directly intervenes to create a pathway from hostel to home. The profits from our events are donated to the Fat Macy’s Foundation – a charitable housing deposit fund which grants money to pay for a housing deposit after our volunteers have completed 150 hours of volunteering. With every pop-up event, every chef makes an independent step towards a more permanent and secure future.
Award Date: March 2017