Catering partner 1711 by Ascot provides 5k+ meals of surplus food to City Harvest
2.11 tonnes EQUALS 5,026 meals for charities feeding their communities.
“We were thrilled to work with City Harvest again at Royal Ascot this year. It is very reassuring to know that any food waste we had was reallocated to different charities across London. From puddings, to sandwiches, to smoked salmon and anything else, City Harvest does a great job to make sure it doesn’t go to waste and is redistributed to those who need it most. The charity also has a significant positive environmental impact and forms a key part of our wider sustainability programme.”
Jonathan Parker, Managing Director, 1711 by Ascot
Since 2017, 1711 by Ascot and City Harvest have ensured no good food is wasted, diverting surplus catered food from Ascot events to 375+ charity recipients feeding their communities across Greater London. This year’s provision of quality, gourmet food was enough for over 5,000 meals for people unable to access or afford food.
“From puddings to sandwiches to smoked salmon and anything else, City Harvest does a great job to make it doesn’t go to waste and is redistributed to those who need it most”
Ascot ‘Afternoon Tea’ delighted City Harvest’s charity partners. Well-packaged and labelled catered food is a godsend for City Harvest’s grassroots charity partners with limited cooking facilities. It’s also much-needed for low-income families who can’t afford to cook fresh ingredients, or London’s homeless.
Raspberry tarts made a welcome treat for our recipients! These were for impromptu parties put on by our community centre or kid’s club partners. Fresh pastry products don’t leave the cool chain when handled by City Harvest. This means they can be redistributed quickly and safely to charities feeding their communities via our logistical network.
Royal Ascot – Proud to Support City Harvest
In addition to over 2,000 kilograms of catered food donations, City Harvest’s logo featured on the event’s board menus and the Pavillion’s a la carte menu to demonstrate Royal Ascot’s support.
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