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Hackney restaurants are introducing a  ‘solidarity tax’ to support local food charities

Isabelle Aron

You can now eat good food and do some good at the same time, thanks to a new campaign that's bringing together Hackney restaurants to raise money for local food charities. Morito, Clutch, The Richmond, Hackney City Farm’s Frizzante café and Ellory are some of the first restaurants to sign up, and they'll be introducing a 'solidarity tax', which will go directly to the Spitalfields Crypt Trust and the Hackney Migrant Centre. The campaign is being led by social enterprise, Ernest, which hopes to raise funds for one year’s supply of kitchen food and equipment for both charities. It launches this month, and the restaurants will either add a few optional pennies to each bill or to particular items on the menu. 

Find out more about the campaign

In other food news, UberEats is expanding into Zone 2

And a new food and drink hub is opening in Southwark next month



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