How Honest decided to give back to London in a massive way
Since closing their restaurants, Honest Burgers decided to repurpose their quality ingredients into delicious single serving meals to feed NHS workers on the front line, and by joining forces with City Harvest they are able reach the vulnerable facing food poverty in London.
“City Harvest is delighted to be working with Honest Burgers helping them distribute their utterly delicious meals, to community groups, and food banks who are getting them directly to those who cannot afford to eat.” City Harvest COO, Nikki Tadem
We all need some good news, and in this otherwise dire situation that affects every person on the planet, there is indeed a silver lining.
Across the city, people are coming together to find solutions, and build stronger communities street by street, borough by borough. City Harvest, which in normal times, connects businesses, not for profits and individuals all working for the greater good, are seeing the very best of Londoners coming together. We are energised by this community spirit and these acts of kindness happening around us.
Our vans are still rolling, our amazing, hardworking team is still smiling (whilst practising appropriate distancing) and we are making sure our charity partners which remain open as well as new emergency response organisations get the food that’s needed to feed London’s most vulnerable during this unprecedented time.
Tom, co-founder of Honest Burgers explains,
“About 3 weeks ago, with a heavy heart, we decided to close down our business while we fight through this pandemic. It just didn’t feel right to put so many of our teams in harm’s way. This then left us with lots of surplus food and we couldn’t let it go to waste.
We set about turning our prep kitchen and butchery into a ready meal production line and have managed to cook up just over 5000 meals with the same quality ingredients we use in our restaurants. City Harvest has been the link to getting these meals to people that need them.
I’ve been talking (pretty much hourly!) with the team at City Harvest and I love them all!
We need more charities/ people businesses like City Harvest in tough times like these!”
Thanks to industry wholesaler, Bidfood, who has generously donated some ingredients and offered free delivery charges to Honest Burgers.