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Couples who volunteer together, stay together

Dream duo, Susan and John Johnston volunteer weekly at City Harvest’s Acton warehouse. The married couple are both Harvest Hundred volunteers, which means that they have individually volunteered over 100 hours of their time to help City Harvest’s food rescue mission.

This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing their incredible story: how they met, how they ended up in London, and how 30+ years of marriage is made all the sweeter with some volunteering shifts!

“I feel like honestly I think I get more out of it than I’m giving sometimes. It’s such a supportive environment, and it’s a chance to get away from screens and use our bodies in a functional way”
“We often volunteer our shifts together. I like to challenge John to speed competitions. I usually win. We see how fast we can break down trays, break down pallets, or put together a pantry crate. It’s just a fun thing to do together, getting out of the house, getting some movement, getting some steps, being social, and helping out a very very worthy cause.” – Susan Johnson

Volunteering at City Harvest

Volunteers are a vital part of City Harvest’s food redistribution operation. In both our London depots, we depend on volunteers to help sort all the surplus stock that comes in, and quickly goes out to our 375+ community partners across London.

Why volunteer at City Harvest?

As well as the incredible impact you will have on people and the planet (every hour spent volunteering delivers an estimated 530 meals worth of free food to our community partners), there are many other benefits to volunteering with us, such as:

  • Make friends
  • Stay active
  • Learn new skills
  • Do something manual (a change from our tech-driven worlds)

We would love to welcome you to our London warehouses to volunteer soon. Sign up by clicking the button below!

Volunteer With Us

Every hour volunteered EQUALS 530 meals worth of free food delivered to people facing food poverty across London.