When Andy met Vandy Murray
Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray meets Vandy Murray: City Harvest London’s refrigerated food rescue van supported by the Wimbledon Foundation. City Harvest collects surplus food from The Championships daily and delivers it to grassroots projects across London including food banks and women’s refuges.
“With 1 in 4 households in London facing food insecurity, City Harvest provides a lifeline to people in need in our local communities. Through our support of Vandy Murray, we are proud to be supporting the amazing work they do.”
Paige Murphy, Head of the Wimbledon Foundation
Working with Wimbledon to tackle food poverty
In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the Wimbledon Foundation awarded a £150,000 grant to City Harvest to support our dual mission of rescuing surplus food from the UK food industry and redistributing it to 375+ organisations feeding some of London’s most vulnerable residents.
The three-year funding supports a refrigerated van which delivers 67,000 meals a month to people in need across the capital.
During COVID-19, the AELTC’s Wingfield Kitchen produced over 30,000 hot meals which City Harvest distributed to 35 recipient charities in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.
“We are extremely grateful to the Wimbledon Foundation for generously supporting one of our vans. This enables us to deliver an additional £1.5m worth of food to people facing hunger and disadvantage in London.”
Sarah Calcutt, City Harvest CEO
Vandy delivers impact to charities feeding their communities
The Roehampton Community Box is an example of a local charity that City Harvest’s Vandy supports with free food. Charity Rackets Cubed launched the project to address rising food poverty in the area, affecting young families the most. During the school holidays, families supported by the project struggle to put meals on the table as expenses go up. Read more here.
“City Harvest is the reason we can expand our service to another day. We used to open just one day a week, but now we can get food to an extra 60 families. It makes such a difference.”
Volunteer at the Roehampton Community Box