“I love the idea of Meat Free Monday, as it encourages everyone to participate towards helping the environment. This also creates the opportunity for a better well-being one day at a time.” – Sarra Darragi
Sarra Darragi is one of the directors of Fitology Kitchen, a start up company based in Greenwich, offering freshly prepared meals for delivery couriered by bicycles in central London. With a new vegan range just launched, Fitology Kitchen provides tasty, nutritional, gluten-free meals, snacks and juices to encourage everyone to live a healthier lifestyle.
“Inspired by the Meat Free Monday campaign for the earth, animals and health, we at the Nikkoku Trust introduced veggie menus for the first time this year at some of the Japanese Government’s staff canteens. It’s a great honour to join this global action launched by Sir Paul McCartney, and we will continue to promote Meat Free Monday here in Japan with a variety of satisfying veggie meals.” – Keisuke Abe
Keisuke Abe is the manager of the Nikkoku Trust, a general food supply company in Japan which has been operating and managing staff canteens of private companies, public agencies and public facilities nationwide, since 1941, under their motto “to deliver health and smiles to customers with delicious foods”.
“Mojo Box’s vision is to inspire people to go meat free without feeling like they’re missing out, which is why we strive to deliver tasty and exciting meals that limit our environmental impact, and what better place to start than Mondays!”
Mojo Box is a start-up business which delivers nutritious and flavoursome bento-style lunch boxes and platters to offices in London. As well as being meat free, Mojo Box uses recycled and/or recyclable packaging, and delivers its food by bicycle whenever possible, in order to limit its carbon footprint.
“Over 20 of our schools in London and Cambridge have now adopted Meat Free Monday and there has been an overwhelmingly positive response. Great for students’ health, great for the planet – it’s a win-win!” – Peter McAleese, Operations Director, Lunchtime Company.
Lunchtime Company is a schools contract catering company specialising in fabulous food, outstanding service and a vision for the future. The company is based in Cambridge and North London.
The Brookwood Partnership
“The Meat Free Monday campaign fits perfectly with Brookwood’s Planet Matters environmental policy and our Eating for Life healthy eating programme. We are delighted to support MFM and the benefits the programme will deliver to schools, pupils and parents. As caterers to independent schools, we take the impact that our business has on our environment very seriously, and MFM will assist us in actively making a difference.” – Kate Martin
Kate Martin is managing partner at independent schools caterer The Brookwood Partnership.
Food For Thought
“Our school meal initiative started cooking fresh wholesome school dinners and is actively promoting the use of local produce, free range eggs and organic produce. We also only charge £1.60 for our school meals as we work in some of the most socially deprived areas of Liverpool. We actively support your campaign and think the work you do is so important.” – Mike Carden
Mike Carden is Project Manager at not for profit school meals provider Food For Thought.