Dough-ing good with pizza at Sheffield restaurant

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Broomhill restaurant Proove has provided more than 1,000 meals for homeless people - in just one month.

Foodinate is a social enterprise scheme which asks restaurants to choose dishes on their menu, that when purchased, convert into free hot meals for local people in need.

Proove has generated a staggering 1,028 meals alone in its first month running the initiative – compared to 300 monthly meals donated on average by other partners of Foodinate.

Deepak Jaiswal, Proove’s owner, said: “The importance of community is fundamental within our company and is one of our five key values that drives our business decisions.

“When we were approached about Foodinate, I knew instantly that this was something we wanted to do. Being able to provide meals to those in need is so rewarding.”

Combined with its sister restaurant in West Didsbury, the Proove chain has provided an incredible 2,398 meals this month alone – setting a new record for the most meals donated in one month by a Foodinate partner.

The branch was awarded with a trophy for its efforts to feed hot meals to people at Ben’s Centre on North Church Street, which provides services for vulnerable people in the local area.

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