The Times newspaper shot this video at City Harvest’s Acton depot (December 2021) sponsored by Barclays, to record the impact of the work carried out during the pandemic, showing how our incredible team continues to operate at an extreme scale.
Barclays’ 100×100 donation of £100,000 helped City Harvest scale up at a time when London’s population facing food poverty continued to rise. Currently, City Harvest delivers free nutritious food to 350+ charities – which equates to over 1 million meals a month.
All funds received help keep City Harvest vans rolling and allow us to expand to help meet the growing need. Our New Spitalfield Market site allows our team to reach more of east London, home to some of London’s most deprived areas.
With war on the horizon, we are primed and ready to respond to whatever is required, with our primary focus being on supporting our charities who are supporting Ukraine from London. We will always support those in need.
Food is love, and we give it for free.
About City Harvest
Established in 20214, City Harvest is a surplus food redistribution charity, London’s sustainable solution rescuing food, people, and the planet.
We put surplus food to good use in a sustainable way by distributing it, for free, to 350+ charities, food banks, schools and community groups across every London borough that feed the growing number of people facing food poverty.
By partnering with, donating to, or volunteering with City Harvest, you make an instant difference to millions of people in need. Because of your efforts, people facing food poverty, homelessness, social isolation, domestic abuse, mental health issues, the need to flee from their homelands – will have access to a nutritious meal.
The food we rescue would have gone to non-human consumption, anaerobic digestion, or landfill, where it would release harmful GHG emissions, a big contributor to climate change. Your donation or time volunteered will make a tremendous difference to both people and the planet!