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Wednesday October 21, 2020

City Harvest recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

City Harvest’s fantastic work in helping to feed tens of thousands of hungry Londoners during the ongoing pandemic has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, when Laura Winningham, CEO and co-founder of City Harvest, was awarded an OBE.  The Fishmongers’ Company send her and the whole City Harvest team our congratulations. The additional funding Fishmongers’ gave City Harvest at the start of the pandemic helped them to quickly scale up their efforts.  Almost overnight they doubled the number of meals delivered and have delivered around 4 million meals since it started.

The charity estimates that 9.2 million meals are missed monthly in London.  Laura Winningham has said that:

“the City Harvest team will work relentlessly to ensure that no man, woman or child in this city goes to bed hungry. I believe my personal mission is in line with that of our team – we feel deeply passionate about rescuing and directing all edible surplus food in London to people in need.”

Laura Winningham City Harvest CEO

In addition to providing funding, Fishmongers’ is also collaborating with the Worshipful Company of Drapers in the Livery Kitchen Initiative to prepare 200+ nutritious meals a day for City Harvest to deliver to organisations supporting vulnerable people.

We are very proud to be a supporter of City Harvest since 2019 and to see that the Fishmongers’ Company’s logo has been put on a City Harvest van, whose running costs and driver we are funding for three years.  Our emergency Covid grant has provided funding for two additional drivers for a year and for a team member to focus on the vital food supply pipeline. 

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