Project information

Keep our Meals Refrigerated

The Kosher meals delivered to sick patients in Hospitals are held in transit in our purpose built freezer warehouse. This freezer needs replacing. The cost is £70,000 and it can hold up to the 30,000 meals at a time. We have a sponsor for £35,000 and need a match.

September 2016 - December 2016

Charity information: Hospital Kosher Meals Service

Hospital Kosher Meals Service logo
  • Need


    We are aiming to replace a freezer that is over 20 years old. All goods are stored at a temperate of minus 20 centigrade. The temperatures are monitored and recorded on a regular basis to ensure compliance with our STS certificate.


    We want to ensure that our equipment is compliant with health and safety and that our patients receive kosher nutritious meals that meet the highest standard.

    HKMS needs to ensure all its capital equipment are in good operating condition and cannot afford that any of its fundamental equipment is not in working order.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To comply with Health & Safety Standards


    » We will ensure that both our vehicle and refrigerator is in good working order and complies with Health & Safety.

    What success will look like

    We hold a STS certificate that is reviewed annually.

    Aim 2

    To operate efficiently and deliver meals promptly to hospital


    » Ensure that we answer responses promptly and to deliver meals within 24 hours of enquiry

    What success will look like

    By keeping prompt records of all enquiries and matching with delivery dates.

  • Impact


    HKMS is the only provider of Kosher Meals to Jewish patients in Hospitals. Our aim is to maintain a high quality standard of meals, service and feedback. We want to ensure that hospitals are aware of dietary requirements and knowledgeable in the process of warming up the meals to comply with the stringent halachic requirements. Our LIaison Officer is in contact with all Hospitals ensuring compliance and receiving feedback that is reviewed at Committee Meetings.


    The risk is not being able to raise the funds and therefore losing the pledged funds. Additionally if
    G-d forbid our freezer breaks down, we will be unable to support the 50,000 patients who are relying on our meals annually.


    We keep an up to date database and pride ourselves in maintaining good donor relationship and informing them of the progress and achievements of our Organisation.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £90,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £70,000 Refrigerator Holding 30,000 meals at any one time
      £10,000 Installation Replacing refrigerator
      £10,000 Administration Warehouseman supervisory role

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Sam& Bella Charitable Trust £35,000 Conditional
  • Background


    The refrigerator warehouse is located in West Hendon on an industrial estate. The freehold belongs to HKMS.


    Over the year we provide over 180,000 meals in the Greater London Area. This relates to 50,000 meals to Jewish patients and others who are in hospitals and care homes. This includes the elderly, sick, new mums, chlidren and those with emotional sickness.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    THere is no other charity providing this service throughout England

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Michael Freedman

    Trustee and Chairman of Hospital Kosher Meals Service

    Sharon Patashnik

    Hospital Kosher Meals Liaison Officer

    Elizabeth Stone

    Administrator of Hospital Kosher Meals Service

    Freda Levin

    Fundraiser for Hospital Kosher Meals Service