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Metro Bank Colleague Volunteers Culinary Skills

13th February 2024

Stuffed Peppers and Fruit Salad Bowls Delight the Homeless


The UK’s community bank, Metro Bank, gives every colleague a Day to Amaze – essentially a paid day off to support a local charity or good cause. Andrea Gallo, a member of Metro Bank’s financial crime operations team recently volunteered again for Feast With Us, a registered charity fighting against food poverty in the four London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Haringey and Islington.


Feast With Us provides regular access to nutritious meals, nutritional education and skills for people suffering from food poverty – the meals are made from surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away. Feast With Us cooks on average 4,000 meals per month, delivering around 1,000 meals per week by car, bike and foot.


With a passion for cooking and a heart for service, Andrea alongside other volunteers prepared a delectable spread for homeless individuals in Stacey Street, Islington. Among the highlights were mouthwatering stuffed peppers, meticulously crafted with a blend of savory ingredients, and vibrant fruit salad bowls, bursting with freshness and colors.

“This is my third year Volunteering with ‘Feast with Us’ and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience,” shared Metro Bank colleague, Andrea Gallo. “Preparing the food is a labour of love for everyone involved – not least the recipients who really appreciate the quality and taste of the meals being provided. It’s amazing how food can not only fill stomachs but also warm hearts and foster a sense of community.”