Weeks after stepping away from life as a senior member of the Royal family, The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle lends her support to a cause close to her heart. She’s working with women from the Hubb Community Kitchen to provide meals to families struggling during the coronavirus lockdown.
This is not the first charitable venture between Meghan and the Grenfell supporting women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Following the Grenfell fire, the group of women came together to use the kitchen at the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre following the fire to cook for their loved ones. The women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, as it became known, and the Duchess of Sussex formed a firm friendship, eventually going on to jointly launch a cookbook called Together, filled with delicious recipes and sold to raise funds to enable the kitchen to remain open seven days a week.
Although Meghan now lives in Los Angeles with baby Archie and Prince Harry, she is still on hand to support vulnerable families in London, with support from her old friends at the Hubb Kitchen.
ITV News quotes the duchess: “The spirit of the Hubb Community Kitchen has always been one of caring, giving back and helping those in need, initially in Grenfell and now throughout the UK.
“A home-cooked meal from one neighbour to another, when they need it most, is what community is all about.
“I’m so proud of the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, and the continued support the Felix Project gives them to carry out these acts of goodwill, which at this moment are urgently needed.”
The duchess held a conference call with members of the Hubb to discuss her idea about helping to feed residents in London. During the call she said: “You all had it in you and what was so great is after that first day and then however many visits later, and going ‘yeah we’re just going to make a book’, and not realising, knowing and having a lot of faith in what you guys could bring to the table, and what you could inspire but obviously not knowing what a huge success it was going to be. That is just a testament to you, and what I love is it’s just inspired so many people.”
It’s understood that the project will see the women from Hubb Kitchen cooking in their own homes, delivering about 250-300 meals to families three days a week.