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City Harvest Awards Winners 2019

Acknowledging businesses helping rescue food surplus in London

This is the first year of City Harvest’s annual awards, to acknowledge the incredible support of donors and suppliers, that have facilitated City Harvest to serve almost 7 million nutritious meals to those facing food poverty in London.

The eye-catching green awards are cleverly designed to honour the sites of organisations that are helping rescue food surplus in the capital. #cityharvestplaques

Above photograph: Gary Marshall from Bevington Salads, New Covent Garden Market, Nikki Tadema, COO of City Harvest and Michael East driver at City Harvest.

63% of the fruit and vegetable donations from markets City Harvest received from January to September this year was provided by New Covent Garden Market. Gary has been instrumental in promoting the work we do amongst the traders.

Redirecting surplus food to those in need is a combination of logistics and people wanting to do the right thing. City Harvest is so happy to acknowledge those who support our work making an impact in the world of food surplus rescue. Not only are these companies helping feed the hungry in a sustainable way, they are reducing harmful green-house gas emissions from landfill.”

Laura Winningham CEO.

Above photograph: Captain Stewart (Head of Seniors) is on the left and Mr Hooke (Headmaster) is on the right with our amazing Charity Prefects in the middle with Nikki Tadema, COO at City Harvest.

Students from The Harrodian School have organised events and made donations, not only to City Harvest , but to others in the area. The school encourages its students to engage in the community and connect to the people they are helping.

City Harvest Champion Award London Store Excellence - Whole Foods Kensington

Above: City Harvest COO, Nikki Tadema presents Whole Foods Kensington - Champion Award London Store Excellence

Award Categories and Winners

Champion Award for Ongoing Support - Charlie Bigham

Best Organic Food Donor - Wild Country Organics

Best London Food Donor – Bronze - Danone

Best London Retail Team - M&S Kensington

Best London Restaurant - Nandos Harrow Station Rd

Sustainability In-Store - M&S Tolworth

London School of the Year - The Harrodian School

Best Catering Food Donor - Sodexo

Best Sports Event Food Donor – Wimbledon

Continuous Outstanding Fleet Support - Acrobat

Champion Award for Vehicle Support - GRS Fleet Graphics

Champion Award London Store Excellence - Whole Foods Kensington

Best London Market Supplier - Gary Marshall – New Covent Garden Market

Continuous Outstanding Legal Support - Allen & Overy

Above: City Harvest COO, Nikki Tadema presents M&S Kensington - Best London Retail Team

LONDON'S FIRST FOOD SURPLUS REDISTRIBUTION CHARITY

City Harvest, established 2014, London’s first last-mile food redistribution charity. Rescuing food surplus and delivering to those who need it most, chilled vans form rapid response units 7 days a week throughout the capital. Over 25% of Londoners face poverty, with 9.2 million meals missed monthly because of food poverty. Conversely, 13.3 million meals are wasted monthly by businesses. City Harvest is based in Acton and will be opening a new depot in New Spitalfields Market October 2019 to help feed more vulnerable Londoners.

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