Why speciality & fine food brands partner with City Harvest
Come and say hello to our team – we’ll be on stand 1360 on the 5th & 6th September.
City Harvest is proud to be Montgomery Group’s charity partner for the Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2022 at Kensington Olympia.
City Harvest provides a sustainable solution to surplus for speciality & fine food brands, and ALL food businesses with surplus. In connecting with sustainable brands looking to make a social and environmental impact, we are able to deliver more quality, and speciality, food to those who cannot afford or access such food.
Some of this year’s exhibitors, and City Harvest food donors, tell us why they partner with us to rescue food, people and the planet.
La Tua Pasta
City Harvest’s local Park Royal pastificio, La Tua Pasta, donates quality, fresh pasta to distribute to our charity partners feeding their communities. Pasta products are in great demand as they create quick, healthy, and economical meals to sustain those most affected by the cost of living crisis.
Why La Tua Pasta partners with City Harvest
“At La Tua Pasta we are passionate about making the highest quality fresh pasta in the marketplace – but along with that passion for making good food, we also want to ensure we don’t waste it. As a food producer, we are dedicated to helping our local community’s need for donated food.
City Harvest has been an ideal partner for us – we share common goals and values in the first instance – but we are also very well aligned on a number of different fronts:
1. The distribution of our pasta goes to a diverse set of communities
2. City Harvest has a dedicated team that make it to easy to collaborate: great communication, great responsiveness, flexibility and tracking.
3. The City Harvest team is very reliable, and, like us, puts food safety as a priority.
All in all – it is a pleasure to work with City Harvest towards such a great common goal – feeding our community with lots of delicious pasta!”
City Harvest food sourcing managers, Jamie and Lewis, at La Tua Pasta’s pasta factory – where the magic happens.
City Harvest food partner as of 2022,
“Godminster was born of a passion for organic farming and wildlife conservation.”
The artisan cheese company uses age-old methods of farming that are both ethical and environmentally-friendly, resulting in delicious cheese products.
City Harvest driver ambassador, Jose, pictured with a heart-shaped truckle of Godminster cheese, ready to go out to our London charity partners.
Why Godminster partners with City Harvest
It’s rare that we have an overstock, and when we do it’s always a tough decision as to what to do with the surplus. A lot of local foodbanks to us are desperately in need of help but can’t always take large quantities of chilled products due to limited fridge space, so we turn to larger scale food redistribution, like City Harvest.
Happily, the fantastic team at City Harvest not only has the infrastructure to collect and store our product, but they understand how important it is to work quickly to get the product collected and distributed ASAP.
The idea that our short-dated stock might be wasted is devastating, especially as we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainable food solutions and minimising food waste wherever possible. With City Harvest, we know that our cheeses will be used by those most in need. It’s especially helpful that the team provides us with impact data on where it goes and how it helps, which we then tie it into our CSR comms.”
Thank you to all City Harvest food partners who choose to divert their surplus in a sustainable and socially impactful way.
Speciality & Fine Food Fair: We will be collecting surplus at the end of the Fair – come and speak to us at Stand 1360 about how to donate your surplus from the event.
General: If you’re are a food business with surplus, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation.