In response to marmalade sandwiches being left outside Buckingham Palace as a tribute to the Queen, two friends have set up a fundraiser allowing people to donate the cost of Paddington Bear’s favourite snack to a food bank.
Let Them Eat Sarnies was created by Gabriella Holmes and Saphire Favell after the Royal Parks asked people to stop leaving the edible tributes because of the impact on wildlife.
“We’re two creatives who were sad to see marmalade sandwiches getting left in the streets when food banks are in crisis,” Holmes told the Big Issue.
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“We wanted to offer a way for people to ‘Pay Respects Forward’, offering a tribute to the Queen that goes directly to the people who need it at Food Bank Aid. Hopefully some good can come out of a very sad situation.”
Each virtual sarnie costs £3, and you can donate up to 1,000 of them to the charity Food Aid Network.
A message on the website for Let Them Eat Sarnies says: “A ton of marmalade sandwiches are being left out as tributes for the Queen. At the same time, several food banks are closing for the funeral when 700,000 people in the UK rely on them.