Our Work

Covid-19 Response

During 2020 our emergency Covid response included over 60 grants totalling more than £550,000.

The grants have reached charities and community interest companies throughout the country from the very smallest to larger national organisations. All are facing up to the challenge of COVID-19.

This support will benefit hundreds of thousands of clients and beneficiaries providing emergency feeding, respite from isolation, emergency accommodation, catering training and education, a better understanding of food and nutrition and many other projects.

We have been able to support Antonio’s beloved hospitality sector in helping others and in helping itself and fund lots of organisations that are working in areas he was passionate about.

There’s so much more to do but we have made a start. If you can support our work please visit www.justgiving.com/antoniocarlucciofoundation

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Covid-19 Relief Grants

Highgate Newtown Community Centre


Highgate Newtown Community supports local people through a range of services. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by creating a Community Response Centre to provide outreach support. Our grant will help provide hot meals for the next 12 months to vulnerable people and families under stress.


Foxhole Community Association


Foxhole Community Association aims to engage and support local residents in projects to benefit the wider community. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by supporting 200 vulnerable families and elderly community members through liaising with local retailers to deliver essential goods as well as producing home-cooked fresh meals and delivering them.


Cracking Good Food Manchester


Cracking Good Food Manchester CIC teaches communities how to cook, to over-come food & fuel poverty and poor nutrition & diet. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by setting up an emergency fund to keep their cooks employed through producing 500 meals to distribute to the wider community.




DENS supports people in crisis facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion, through their integrated services which includes a Day Centre, hostel accommodation and food back.  Our grant will go goes towards providing long life and fresh food items to supplement food parcels from the Food Bank, providing meals to residents of the hostel and emergency meals for those visiting the overnight Crash Pad.


Feeding Bristol


Feeding Bristol provides strategic leadership and support in tackling food insecurity across the city in a coordinated and collaborative way. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by providing strategic oversight and guidance to the charity sector when providing food in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our grant will support food clubs and food hampers which will reach at least 500 families a week.


Action Against Hunger


Action Against Hunger works in community kitchens in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, such as 10 community kitchens in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis through using their expertise and experience to support local partners to operate community kitchens in the UK. Existing Grantee.


Square Food Foundation


Square Food Foundation, a cookery school and community kitchen aiming to improve life chances for those who are facing challenges. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by providing daily meals for up to 200 local children and their families as well as including DIY meal kits for up to 20 families, and creating a virtual cooking club.


North Somerset People First


North Somerset People First, a self-advocacy charity, led by and for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by providing healthy food and recipes to their most vulnerable beneficiaries.


Food Nation (Harissa Kitchen)


Food Nation (Harissa Kitchen), a community-based social enterprise restaurant, where profits support Food Nation’s work helping the community live healthier lifestyles. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by launching a free meals service to vulnerable people.

www.harissakitchen.co.uk & www.foodnation.org

Emmaus Hertfordshire


Emmaus Hertfordshire, a homeless charity supporting 41 formally homeless individuals into employment and private rented accommodation, via support, training and work through their social enterprise which sells second-hand furniture. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by continuing to support their residents with nutritious and balanced meals.


Full Circle Food Project


Full Circle Food Project, a charity which educates their community about growing food to eat, healthy cooking and encouraging a healthier lifestyle through community gardens. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by delivering food parcels to the elderly, shopping for the community, providing emergency food parcels, and delivering cooking classes.


Edinburgh Community Food


Edinburgh Community Food, works with low income and vulnerable groups addressing issues of health inequalities with an overall mission “to get people into healthy food and healthy food into people”.


Bosence Farm


Bosence Farm, a charity that provides residential detoxification, stabilisation and rehabilitation to those with server drug and alcohol addiction. Our grant will support projects around growing, learning about and cooking and eating good quality food.


The Smile Brigade


The Smile Brigade, our grant will support the provision of 2500-3000 meals per week for 12 weeks to the vulnerable in Hammersmith and Fulham.


Bridgend Farmhouse


Bridgend Farmhouse, an existing community hub and local chefs addressing food insecurity in Edinburgh.


Aspire Wrestling Alliance


Aspire Wrestling Alliance, supporting this community and sports centre in Derby to extend their foodbank operation with funding and freezers.


Hackney Quest


Hackney Quest, working with vulnerable children and their families in Hackney for over 30 years. Our grant will help support a feeding operation for the most impacted.


Chefs in Schools


Chefs in Schools, aiming to improve children’s health through better food and education in schools through tailored training programmes, campaigning and the development of Hackney School of Food. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by supporting schools to get nutritious, hot lunches to Free School Meal pupils and their families and the growing number of children in food insecure households.


Lakefield Hospitality College


Lakefield Hospitality College, a Hospitality Training College foryoung women from the age of 16 to 24 from a range of social backgrounds. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by developing course content for online fulfilment.




Foodcycle, providing free weekly community meals, run by volunteers and using surplus food for vulnerable people across England. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by delivering up to 1,500 food parcels a week to vulnerable people.




Migrateful, training and where possible paying refugees and asylum seekers as chefs to deliver paid for cooking classes reflecting their own ethnic food style.


Bromley Food Bank


Bromley Food Bank, provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by producing food parcels and delivering them to the vulnerable in their community.


Compassion London


Compassion London, professional chefs and other volunteers cooking and delivering nutritious meals to NHS workers, the sick and vulnerable children.


Hospitality Action


Helping the hospitality sector to help itself. A new grant of £25,000 to The Hospitality Action Covid-19 emergency appeal.


Feed NHS


Helping the hospitality sector to help others. A grant of £25,000 to Feed NHS, already delivering 6000 meals a day to London hospitals and soon to be nationwide. 


The Clink


For our existing partner The Clink, £20,000 to support their new Covid related Clink Graduates Emergency Fund helping ex-offenders in the community who are impacted by the current crisis.


St Petrocks


St Petrocks our existing partner. Providing feeding and support in the crisis for Exeter’s homeless and vulnerable.


“Antonio was one of our first charity ambassadors. His passion and enthusiasm for our work continues through his legacy to raise vital funds for our programmes around the world to save the lives of malnourished children. Thanks to Antonio and Carluccio’s, we are getting one step closer to our goal of a world without hunger.”

Jean-Michel Grand

Executive Director, Action Against Hunger