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A Taste of City Harvest: Journeys of surplus food across a hungry London

 This captivating new recipe book (available via Amazon), written by award-winning cookery writer, Kristen Frederickson, tells the story of London food surplus charity City Harvest.
Co-founded in 2014 by Steve and Laura Winningham,
City Harvest provides over 1.2 million meals per month in Greater London.

This story is about people, the family around the table that makes up City Harvest. The family begins with the food partners who donate and supply quality food. Through to the staff and volunteers at the London warehouses who receive and distribute the incredible surplus ingredients. And finally to the people at the food charity’s partnered communities, including food banks, shelters, after-school groups, and community centres that receive the food.

A Taste of City Harvest is available now for £20 with 100% of the proceeds supporting our charity.

A Taste of City Harvest launch, Mansion House, October 2022

To launch this incredible volume of recipes and stories curated by Laura Winningham OBE, the Lady Mayoress, and Kristen Frederickson, City Harvest and friends congregated at Mansion House with the Lord Mayor to celebrate the achievements of City Harvest and its charity partners.

About the Author:

Kristen Frederickson is an award-winning cookery writer, the author of tonight at 7.30: one family’s life at the table, and second helpings: more tonight at 7.30, photo-illustrated by her daughter Avery Curran.Kristen is a passionate advocate of finding homes for surplus food.

Pictured: Kristen at the Mansion House book launch, with City Harvest CEO, Sarah Calcutt. 

Celebrating our charity partners

Pictured: (right) Jane Williams, CEO of the Magpie Project, one of our east London charity partners, with (left) Shaye Perera-Wiggins, her amazing regular City Harvest driver.

The Magpie Project supports families seeking asylum (mostly women with children under 5), without recourse to public funding. The team provide a safe space for children to play, nutritious food, and an opportunity for mums to socialise with others experiencing something similar. 

A Taste of City Harvest

A collection of recipes from the tables of City Harvest’s community of London charity partners, feeding those most in need.