08th December, 2015

Imagine No Food Poverty: Helping to feed the hungry

Imagine No Food Poverty: Helping to feed the hungry

Staff from the Beatles Story are to give out meals for people in food poverty in Liverpool following the huge success of the 'Imagine No Food Poverty' campaign chocolate brownie. So far, 1,500 sales have generated almost 700 meals to feed hungry people in Merseyside; staff from the attraction will deliver fresh meals to partners at Liverpool YMCA and The Whitechapel Centre on Tuesday, 8th December. The day marks 35 years since John Lennon’s death when he was tragically killed outside his New York City home on 8th December, 1980. 'Imagine No Food Poverty' was launched on John Lennon’s 75th birthday in October at the Beatles Story. Word of what NME called the “most in John’s spirit” birthday celebration spread around the world – even country music legend Dolly Parton joined the #JL75 Twitter birthday wishes. The Beatles Story, John Lennon’s half-sister Julia Baird and anti-poverty food organisation Can Cook joined forces in a bid to end hunger in Merseyside.

The 'Imagine No Food Poverty' brownies are on sale at the Albert Dock attraction and cost £2.00 with 45 pence from the sale of each treat helping to feed hungry people in the city. Boxed brownies containing the original chocolate brownie, a double chocolate brownie and a white chocolate and cranberry blondie will be launched this week and will also be on sale at the Beatles Story during the Christmas period. The boxes, will be on sale for £10 and each box contributes a whole meal towards a person in food poverty. Can Cook director Robbie Davison said: “The success of the chocolate brownie has enabled us to feed hundreds of hungry people. We’re aiming to feed thousands over the year long campaign; the generosity of visitors to The Beatles Story and other Beatles attractions will help us to achieve our goal” “On Tuesday, as we remember John Lennon’s remarkable life, I hope our success is recognised as a fitting tribute.” Martin King, of The Beatles Story, said: “The Whitechapel Centre and the YMCA are renowned in Liverpool for their work in this city. “We feel that the rewards of the 'Imagine No Food Poverty' campaign should be given there on what will be the anniversary of John’s death. This is always a sad day both here in John’s hometown of Liverpool and around the world. “We are incredibly proud to be a part of this campaign with Can Cook, who do extraordinary work helping those struggling to buy food.”

Find out where you can purchase an 'Imagine No Food Poverty' brownie here.

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