‘How City Harvest Helps Londoners’ a short film featuring the inspiring Hackney SDA Community Food Bank.
City Harvest Charity Film, featuring surplus food recipient, Hackney SDA Community Food Bank, is shortlisted for a Smiley Movement Charity Film Award.
Hackney SDA community food bank, Haggerston, caters for all people in need of support through free food and kindness. Food bank coordinator, Beverley, opened the church doors to growing numbers of people who became reliant on free food provision due to COVID-19:
“When Covid-19 came last year, I said this is the time for us to open the church because people are desperate, people are in need, people are panicking. We had 80 people come one day.” -Beverley, food bank coordinator.
City Harvest driver, Richard, delivers nutritious surplus from our New Spitalfields Market site to the community food bank weekly:
“Richard is just fantastic; he takes care of us, and we cannot complain. He brings everything we need and greets us so warmly, it is never a chore for him. He is like someone you have known for 40 years, so familiar. He lets us know when he’s coming, gives us time to get ready and is really just so considerate of our needs on a weekly basis. Thank you.” – Beverley, food bank coordinator.
Beverley, front, with our Charity Development lead, Tay, holding meals from the Livery Kitchen Initiative, a scheme established during COVID-19 to provide meals to key workers and vulnerable Londoners, distributed by City Harvest.
Marcus, Hackney SDA volunteer, holds huge celery donated by City Harvest.
A huge thank you to the team at Hackney SDA for welcoming us and allowing us to film, and chat to recipients.