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City Harvest presents “The Office”, our very own series spotlighting the team behind our food rescue mission. Every day brings the very real trials, tribulations and triumphs of working at London’s original food redistribution charity. No day is the same, and rarely without beautiful encounters with our London network of community partners, and providing sustainable solutions to business food waste, and food poverty. 

The Office: Season 1, Episode 2: Jose

City Harvest drivers’ office is on the streets of London, where they’re delivering vital free food to 375+ community partners across London, feeding people facing food poverty. City Harvest driver Jose is based out of City Harvest’s west London site in Acton and is on the road daily delivering food and joy to our community partners across north west London.

Jose Da Silva has been delivering free food to communities across London since 2021. He brings a special warmth and energy to all the charities on his routes, making sure to get to know all the personalities at various organisations, and getting them exactly what they need. 

Jose’s love language is singing. In his spare time, Jose sings across the UK and even in his home, Brazil. During the first Covid lockdown, Jose sang from his balcony to his neighbours, bringing a smile to people’s faces in a time of uncertainty and darkness. Equally at City Harvest, Jose doesn’t just deliver free food, but positivity and hope to thousands of Londoners every week.

Love for Jose from our Community

“I’m a deputy manager at a Centrepoint service in Camden and for the past few Wednesdays we have had the pleasure of Jose delivering our food. He is always extremely polite, helpful and energetic.” Centrepoint, Camden

“Jose comes every week. He is amazing and just packs as much into his van as he can bring for us. And if he didn’t, then we wouldn’t be able to do our community boxes. So these deliveries are essential. They definitely make a difference to our families.” Parkfield Primary School

“Thank you particularly to José our new driver. You and City Harvest provide us with so many different types of food, which are often the only fresh items our guests eat. City Harvest’s work reduces food waste massively which also helps the environment.” Mutual Aid, Willesden

“We rely on Jose for our weekly delivery of food to cook our 3 course community meals each Tuesday. Jose is reliable, adaptable, and friendly. Thanks very much from FoodCycle, Wembley.” FoodCycle

City Harvest driver Jose at GIFT charity north london

Your support means a lot

Without the help of our incredible supporters, our drivers would not be able to do what they do best: deliver free food and hope to over 90,000 Londoners every week. We appreciate any donations to keep our vans rolling and Londoners fed.