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This London woman is vowing to help feed 500 hungry families

After putting out a call for families that could use a meal, Sabina Manji said she was inundated by people putting forward the names of Londoners in need.

Sabina Manji has teamed up with local restaurants and is 1/5 of the way to her goal

Sabina Manji is the editor and publisher of Mom&Caregiver magazine in London, Ont. (Supplied by Sabina Manji)

After putting out a call for families that could use a meal, Sabina Manji said she was inundated by people putting forward the names of Londoners in need. 

"We've had principals and teachers calling us about students who used to use their school food programs, women's shelters, help from the food bank," said Manji, who is the editor and publisher of The Mom & Caregiver magazine here in London. 

"I just want to give food to people, no judgment. I said I want to help 500 families, but I think we're just going to keep going until we can't go any more." 

On Thursday, four participating restaurants made the first drop-offs to about 100 families in need. 

The restaurants are Che RestoBar, Taifoon Restaurant, Marshall's Pasta Mill and Bakery, Dos Tacos and the London Wine Bar. 

"You know, we're all in this together, we keep hearing that, but there are people out there who are having trouble putting food on the table right now, and we have to help them," Manji said.

"There's a lot going on for a lot of people right now, and if we can bring light to a family for an evening, then why don't we?"

Users of the London Food Bank have gotten flyers about the program, called Home Not Hungry. 

Manji said people can donate money at the The Mom & Caregiver website, and the cash will go to restaurants providing the meals. 

Local restaurants can also get involved by providing meals. 

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