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Tuesday December 24, 2019

City Harvest This Christmas

The Fishmongers’ Company Charitable Trust are delighted to be supporting the fantastic charity City Harvest. Founded in 2014, City Harvest puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way. They collect nutritious surplus food from all areas of the food industry including restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers, which they then redistribute, helping organisations serve thousands of healthy meals each week and reduce their annual grocery bills – freeing up funds that can be reinvested in other vital support services.

To date, they’ve redistributed food valued at more than £10 million, free, to their partners, and offset over 12,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases, by diverting the food from landfill. They provide support to 300 organisations which feed London’s most vulnerable people, by regularly delivering high quality, nourishing food to organisations that provide meals to people including homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, centres for the elderly, and refuges for women experiencing domestic violence.

One of the charities they support is the Choir With No Name, a choir for homeless and marginalised people who have a weekly dinner along with their rehearsals throughout the year. This Christmas, City Harvest’s festive message to its supporters is an uplifting film of the Choir with No Name performing a special City Harvest version of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. There are 299 other City Harvest partners who receive their food who are doing equally wonderful things for people in their local communities.

For more information about City Harvest, visit their website here

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