FeedNHS, the not-for-profit campaign launched by Leon founder John Vincent, has announced that it will be going nationwide next week.

In partnership with Mealforce, Feed our Frontline and BaxterStorey, the campaign will begin distributing food from Monday (20 April) across 55 UK hospitals, expanding its efforts into Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In light of the new collaboration, the campaign has pledged to donate 25,000 meals per day to frontline workers, with an aim of one million meals delivered nationwide across the next six weeks.

The announcement comes after FeedNHS surpassed its £1m fundraising target in just two weeks, enabling the campaign to scale up its efforts.

Discussions are ongoing to expand the initiative into Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton and Cardiff, but the campaign has called for further financial support to facilitate this.

“Thanks to the generosity of people at home and of businesses we have reached our initial target of £1million,” said campaign co-founder and actor Damian Lewis.

“Every day we learn how to better support the hospitals, but also how big the need is, so we are continuing to raise the money that is needed to serve meals to more of our frontline NHS workers.”

“I would like to thank our partners who now meet online daily and communicate constantly,” added John Vincent.

“Ian Wace from Mealforce, Alastair Storey and Noel Mahony from BaxterStorey, Brandon Stephens from Feed our Frontline and Kirsty Saddler from my own organisation, LEON. As well as Damian and Helen and Matt who have led the work of FeedNHS from the beginning.”

Dishoom, Wasabi, Tortilla and Franco Manca are among a number of hospitality operators working with FeedNHS.