We’ve come a long way!
This year’s Wimbledon Championships looked a little different to last year’s as the Southwest London landmark re-opened its doors the public and to some of the City Harvest team. July 2020 saw Wimbledon’s grounds and kitchen mobilise into a rapid-response meals project, with the aim to tackle food poverty in the form of holiday hunger through the Children’s Meals Project. The project lasted well beyond the summer holidays, feeding vulnerable people throughout intermittent lockdowns using City Harvest’s logistical operation to reditribute restaurant-worthy meals.
Having been a partner of City Harvest’s for several years, the AELTC is committed to working with us to repurpose surplus food both year-round and during The Championships. Surplus from the annual event is put to good use and redistributed to 350+ charities and projects London-wide.
The Wimbledon Foundation interviews City Harvest co-founder Laura Winningham at the 2021 Championships.
Thus far, Wimbledon has provided 42,037 kg of food to City Harvest, translating into 99,056 meals to feed London’s hungry. Around 30,000 of these meals went to the Wimbledon local community.
We’ve come a long way..
Through invaluable partnerships such as City Harvest’s collaboration with the AELTC and their Covid response Wingfield Kitchen, City Harvest has provided London’s vulnerable with over 21 million meals, a figure that has doubled since when the last Championships would have taken place in July 2020.
Thank you for those who support us with fervent loyalty and a passion to rescue food waste and feed London’s hungry. We are humbled, inspire, and grateful.
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