Pete Doherty cuts a ribbon as shop manager Jennie Matthias and Peter O’Grady, far right, look on
Published: 6 June, 2013
ROCK star Pete Doherty helped celebrate the re-launch of the Food For All charity shop in King’s Cross this week.
The Caledonian Road shop helps raise funds for the long-standing charity, which provides 1,000 hot meals every day for people in need across Camden, Islington and Westminster.
The shop, Matchless Gifts, relies on donations to help provide food, cooked by Hare Krishna monks. The project also collects food from supermarkets, preventing tonnes of waste being sent to landfill every 12 months.
Doherty is donating profits from a Brixton Academy gig in September to the shop.
“There has been a 25 per cent increase in homelessness in Camden this year,” he said. “This will surely rise with so many people struggling to stay afloat.”
Charity director Peter O’Grady said it had been helped by so many people, including Body Shop, in Camden Town, which donated shop fittings when its branch closed. The charity is still looking for donations.