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Providing a sustainable solution to surplus at New Spitalfields Market 

City Harvest food charity helps New Spitalfields Market, Europe’s leading horticultural market specialising in exotic fruit and vegetables, reduce food waste and address food poverty. City Harvest’s east London site manager, Philmar Dunner-Husbands speaks to New Spitalfields Market traders about how City Harvest is a sustainable solution for their surplus produce, and why they chose to support our mission week on week.

City Harvest established its food rescue site in New Spitalfields Market in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic saw demand for free food skyrocket across east London’s most disadvantaged communities.

Support from the City of London Corporation and New Spitalfields Market means that the City Harvest team is able to rescue quality, fresh produce from the market site daily. City Harvest operatives then grade and sort it with the help of volunteers, and get it out to our community partners the very same day. Our drivers deliver food, for free, to communities in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Daghenham.

Learn more about City Harvest’s history and food rescue mission here.

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.