The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel helps 100 people to eat well at the 999 Club

A hotel has given the 999 Club food to cook lunches and dinner for 100 people in the community.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in West Greenwich donated ingredients to the Deptford-based charity as part of the hospitality company’s “100 meals” initiative to mark its centenary.

This enables the 999 Club to cater for two lunch sessions at its Gateway drop-in day centre, and for two days of evening meals for people staying at its emergency night shelter in the coming weeks.

Representatives from the hotel delivered the food to the 999 Club, and met with staff at the Gateway Centre.

The donation coincides with the charity extending the opening hours of its day centre on a trial basis.

From June 3, the Gateway centre will stay open on Mondays until 2pm, with a hot lunch provided to people who use its services. It closes at noon on other weekdays.

The charity and the hotel worked together to create meals which will be cooked for the sessions.

Homemade lasagne, ratatouille, salad and muffins were on the menu for the first lunch.

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