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Former KCLSU President named Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero

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One of our former KCLSU Presidents (2017-18) and current King's staff member, Momin Saqib, has been recognised as one of ten Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Heroes at the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021.

He was recognised for One Million Meals, a charitable initiative that he co-founded with a team of volunteers in March 2020. The initiative provides NHS staff and other key workers with free nutritious meals by raising funds and working with food platforms, chains, and restaurants. One Million Meals has provided over 100,000 meals and beverages in more than 200 locations through 47 hospitals, trusts, and food banks, including King’s College Hospital, Guy’s, and St Thomas’.

"I am humbled to be recognised as a Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero. I would like to thank all the volunteers who made this possible. The skills and relationships I developed during my time as both a student and staff member at King’s College London enabled me to turn this idea into a reality," Momin said. 

He started the One Million Meals campaign on social media, brought a team of volunteers on board, and coordinated with hospitals through the support of friends who were working in the NHS as doctors and nurses, many of whom he met during his time as a sabbatical officer with KCLSU. 

Read the full story on the King's website here!