Beneficiaries at a Cheshire Home in Matero had reason to smile after a visit from Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Hungry Lion on Friday. The employees from Hungry Lion Matero showed their support by donating much-needed necessities.
“I work as an Assistant Manager at Hungry Lion,” explains Richard Mazyopa. “As staff, we were all asked to nominate charities in our local communities that we wanted our company to support. I nominated this Cheshire Home because I can see the great work that they do in our community. To have my workplace now supporting them is something else, I am very proud to be part of the Hungry Lion team.”
“I love my friends at the Matero Cheshire Home,” said a 12-year-old beneficiary. “Everyone here is very friendly and they have very nice food here. Today the Hungry Lion team came to visit us, that was the best.”
Mr R Mutinta, General Manager at the Matero Cheshire Home thanked Hungry Lion for looking out for their beneficiaries and for contributing towards their wellbeing. “Our aim is to enable people living with disabilities to improve their quality of life and to campaign for the removal of the barriers that hinder them. We support 202 beneficiaries and sometimes struggle to keep up with the demand for basic needs such as non-perishable food items, toiletries and stationery. This donation will help our organisation more than you can imagine, our staff & children are so grateful for the items donated today.”
This initiative is just one of the ways that the quick-service restaurant recognizes staff that brings about change and do good in their communities, a culture that all of Zambia should embrace.
“Hungry Lion is committed to giving back to our local communities. We strive to contribute towards change and this donation is something we believe can truly make a big difference in the lives of these individuals, “ said Tashalene Reid, Chief Marketing Officer for Hungry Lion.