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City Harvest: Harvest for Hunger 2022

By 23rd March 2022No Comments

City Harvest: Harvest for Hunger 2022
Rescuing Food, People, and the Planet

ISSUE DATE: 14th March 2022

March – October 2022. Working with farms and producers, City Harvest launches its second annual
‘Harvest for Hunger’ campaign, aiming to rescue nutritious food for 2 million meals. Responsive and
reliable when organising redistribution, City Harvest collects quality surplus and donated stock, from
farms and food producers across the UK, delivering it, free of charge, to 350+ charities feeding people
unable to afford healthy food.

Currently, 5 million people face food poverty in the UK and with the cost of living rising, City Harvest
is creating solutions. LEAF-accredited City Harvest supports sustainable farming with free surplus
produce collections, whilst offering maximum social impact. The Harvest for Hunger initiative enables
City Harvest to access food earlier on in the supply chain to be transformed into healthy meals for
those who need it most.

City Harvest’s Head of Food, Dan McAlpine, says, “City Harvest prides itself on understanding the
challenges producers and packers face with surpluses. The growers we speak to are so passionate
about their food not being wasted. Last year was such a success, we are keen to create more
meaningful relationships and life-changing channels for surplus.”

In 2021 G’s Group worked with City Harvest, becoming a sustainable farm partner. Chief Executive,
Guy Shropshire, says,
“G’s looks forward to working with City Harvest to support the further redistribution of surplus. G’s is
committed, not only to reducing our overall food waste, but proactively ensuring a larger proportion
of our surplus ends up in ‘value add’ destinations. City Harvest tackles surplus food and food poverty
in a positive and sustainable way.”

City Harvest surplus food recipient, Athleen, Hammersmith & Fulham, says,
“I am so grateful for the fresh food provided. The quality of the food is amazing, things I have never
tried before! My children always look forward to what will be in the box! It has really helped, as the
money I save goes towards the rising cost of bills.”

Supported by WRAP, Will McManus, Sector Specialist, WRAP explains,
“WRAP helps growers tackle food waste because it represents valuable nutrition and because wasting
food feeds climate change. This is a challenge that no business can solve alone, and we commend the
increasing number of growers collaborating with City Harvest’s flexible and cost-free solution to help
people and planet.”

City Harvest London
Est. 2014, City Harvest collects nutritious surplus food from manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, and delivers,
for free, to 350+ London charities feeding those facing food poverty. City Harvest rescues food, people, and
planet by preventing food waste, providing life-changing support to communities in every London borough
through food, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste.