Celebrating City Harvest Festival and launching our first Food Report
Sunday was a beautiful landmark for City Harvest. Members of the public, supporters of our charity and the recipients of our food joined our first Harvest Festival under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the value of food. It was a historic service, an extremely current sermon and an urgent call to arms for the future. Our trademark vans, part of the fabric of London, were there to greet guests and accept food donations.
The same day CEO Sarah Calcutt spoke about the value of food to the congregation, City Harvest launched its first Food Report in a reception following the service. ‘The Beauty of Food Redistribution’ exhibition in the crypt, curated by Fiona Hollis, featured photography from the June People Report by Oscar J Ryan and 3D, AI & AR art from Yanis Georges.
A special thank you to all those who joined us to celebrate City Harvest Festival and launch our Food Report through thanksgiving, art and activism. We appreciate all those who continue to support our mission of rescuing food, people and the planet.
Thank you to everyone who supported us: Peter Thomas of Truscott Thomas, Shared Planet, Bain & Company, The Being Group, By Word of Mouth UK, The incredible volunteers at Amazon, Yotes Court Vineyard, Chapel Down Group, Nutbourne Vineyards, NFU (National Farmers’ Union), Promar International, ATC Unilumin Group.
AI/AR Artwork by Yanis Georges. The food report cover artwork, ‘The Harmonious Rhythm of Generosity’ illustrates the positive ripple effect of City Harvest’s services on society.
City Harvest Food Report
City Harvest’s October 2023 Food Report contains data and research on the economic and social benefits of redistribution. City Harvest surveyed its food donors to provide insight into the industry’s perspective and attitudes on this topic. AI artist, Yanis Georges, breathes life into the data through art.