Giving Back To The Community
At Holy Moly we believe passionately in “Giving Back to the Community”, as a team it is our ethical and social responsibility to do so.
Our initiatives bring a real positive impact to many, including improving vulnerable children lives, providing opportunities for children, adults, and families by making a positive impact within our local community for those who are in need.
We are not just an independent casual fresh food restaurant, serving great food, offering great service in a great atmosphere but a place to be and to be seen in our local community.
Martin James Foundation
Holy Moly are proud to be supporting The Martin James Foundation by donating 50p from every Macareenies meal we sell.
About the Martin James Foundation: The Martin James Foundation is an international foundation committed to protecting and improving the lives of vulnerable children, with a specific focus on children and young people separated from their families, placed in institutions and those traumatized by conflict or forced migration.
The Martin James Foundation believe separated, vulnerable, and displaced children’s needs are best met in a loving, nurturing family environment and not in institutions.
The Martin James Foundation comprises of three entities: The MJF central team based in Birmingham UK, FosterTalk – the UK foster care services provider, and the four Key Assets not-for-profit affiliates providing high-quality foster care and family strengthening services in Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand.
The Martin James Foundation is unique as we are one of the first foundations with a global network of over 300 foster care and other childcare practitioners, with over 30 years of collective experience of successful delivery of innovative, quality foster care and family strengthening services.
Our roots and legacy enable us to empower change worldwide through global and local partnerships, leveraging our extensive knowledge, practitioner skills, experience, and proven best practice models.
To find out more about Martin James Foundation, visit: https://martinjames.foundation/
One of our longest partners, Holy Moly proudly collaborates with the local division of the national charity FoodCycle the charity support vulnerable people in the local community each week with hot meals.
Holy Moly donates our great ‘Proper Mac n Cheese’ on a weekly basis which is used by Food Cycle within their menu planning for local people in need of a hot meal. During the recent pandemic and lockdown Holy Moly donated a large amount of surplus food to Food Cycle which was used within the local community.
Members of the Holy Moly team have also been working with FoodCycle at their local distribution hubs assisting in service, menu planning and cooking.
About FoodCycle: FoodCycle connects communities by bringing people together to share food and conversation. Week in, week out, thousands of volunteers across the country transform surplus food into healthy, delicious meals for anyone that needs them, no questions asked.
Food poverty and loneliness are growing issues, by offering a safe, welcoming space to enjoy a free meal and company, FoodCycle brings people from all backgrounds and walks of live together, improving mental wellbeing and strengthening community spirit.
FoodCycle also runs a free Check-in and Chat telephone service, where volunteers make weekly calls to anyone in need of a natter.
To find your nearest location or to volunteer visit www.foodcycle.org.uk
Acorns Children’s Hospice
Holy Moly is honoured to be working and collaborating with the Acorns Children’s Hospice, members of our management team visited the Hospice to get a real understanding of the incredible care and much needed work they give to children and families in need.
Holy Moly hosts a family on a monthly basis with a complimentary meal and drink giving the family much needed time out.
Members of the Acorn’s team have also been invited to attend Holy Moly for a complimentary evening as recognition for the great work they do.
About Acorns Children’s Hospice: A parent never imagines their child will be diagnosed with a life limiting or life-threatening condition. But when the unimaginable happens, Acorns steps in, helping families cope at every stage of their child’s life and beyond, wherever and whenever they need it.
Acorns Children’s Hospice dedicated teams provide specialist palliative care for children and young people and support for their families.
Acorns is proud to have cared for 704 children in the past year, and supported 940 families, including those who are bereaved.
They need £27,000 per day to provide our services and they rely on donations and fundraising for the bulk of this amount.
To find out how you can support Acorns, visit www.acorns.org.uk/support
Holy Moly are proud to collaborate with Freeatlast to support them on their community project and to support their vision to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells and to turn a community of poverty into a community of prosperity and opportunity.
Members of the management team at Holy Moly team have been working at Freeatlast assisting their team by giving them training about hospitality service, menu planning and cooking and taking part in their youth projects and life skills programme.
About Freeatlast: Free at last began with a vision, a dream that saw the people of an impoverished and neglected inner-city community being set free from all that stopped them realizing and reaching their full potential in life. The vision became a reality in 1998 with the development of a support group for dads and an attempt at a community musical performance called Hopes & Dreams.
free@last was established to develop and structure our work and was finally registered as a charity in December 1999 and a limited company in 2003.
free@last’s Vision is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells and to turn a community of poverty into a community of prosperity and opportunity.
They are committed to providing opportunities, activities, mentoring and support for children and young people in Nechells, and to further their interests by working with their families, other agencies, and the community.
To know more about Freeatlast, visit: https://www.freeatlast.st/