City Harvest is a surplus food redistribution charity, London's sustainable solution to surplus food and food poverty. We put surplus food to good use in a sustainable way by distributing it for free to 350+ charities, food banks, schools and community groups across every London borough that feed people facing food poverty.
By partnering, donating or volunteering with City Harvest you make an instant difference to millions of people in need. Because of your efforts, people facing food poverty, homelessness, social isolation, domestic abuse, mental health issues, the need to flee from their homelands – will have access to a nutritious meal.
The food we rescue would have gone to non-human consumption, anaerobic digestion, or landfill where it would release harmful GHG emissions, a big contributor to climate change. Your donation or time volunteeredwill make a tremendous difference to both people and the planet!
Our HQ depot is in Acton, W3. Sign up and register to join the team. We love meeting new people and partnering with forward-thinking companies wanting to give back. Read more.
City Harvest ImpacT
London's Sustainable Solution to Surplus Food and Food Poverty
Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 2:zero hunger
end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition
City Harvest has delivered Over 22 million meals
City Harvest redistributes free nutritious food to 350+ charities feeding those in need, supporting people with food parcels and hope.
Our recipients span all areas of need, including; homeless shelters, soup kitchens, community centres, food banks, children's programmes, schools, centres for the elderly, refugee centres and refuges for women experiencing domestic violence.
SDG 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
City Harvest has rescued over 8,000 tonnes of surplus food
While thousands of Londoners go hungry each day, perfectly good food is being disposed of. City Harvest collects nutritious surplus food from all arms of the food industry including farms, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, caterers and events.
The City Harvest Food Council is focused on educating the food industry about our sustainable solution for food businesses. Passionate food industry leaders wanting to make positive changes.
SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FOR PEOPLE
ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
City Harvest supports 350+ charities with free food deliveries
City Harvest delivers nutritious food to charities providing meals to people of all ages and circumstances. Community meals offer those with no social network a reprieve from the damaging mental effects of social isolation. "City Harvest provides relief from the worry of where my son's next meal will come from."City Harvest charity recipient.
"We offer food as a way to attract members of the community who can benefit from other vital services such as medical, dental, job advice, and training."
SDG 13: climate action
take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact by regulating emissions
City Harvest makes it simple for food businesses to:
Donate quality surplus food
Feed those in need
Eliminate surplus food collection costs
Prevent the creation of CO2e gases
The surplus food we rescue might otherwise be sent to landfills where anaerobic conditions cause food waste to release methane, x20 more powerful than other greenhouse gases.
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City Harvest (“we”) promises to respect any personal information you share with us and to keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your information and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.
In May 2018, we will be moving to be an ‘opt-in only’ communication policy. This means that we will only send marketing communications to those people who have explicitly stated that they are happy for us to do so. Our marketing communications include quarterly newsletters which highlight some of the recent work and people we have been involved with in carrying out our mission to address food poverty and waste.
Where we collect information about you from
We collect information in the following ways:
• When you give it to us DIRECTLY
You may give us your information in order to make a donation, attend a City Harvest event or communicate with us. Sometimes when you support us, your information may be collected by an organisation working for us, but we are responsible for your information at all times.
• When you give it to us INDIRECTLY
• When you give permission to OTHER ORGANISATIONS to share your information or when it is available publicly
We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our supporters. The information we get from other organisations may depend on your privacy settings or the responses you give, so you should regularly check them. This information comes from the following sources:
• Social Media
Depending on your settings or privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.
• Information available publicly
This may include information found in places such as Companies House and information that has been published in articles/ newspapers or on websites.
• When we collect it as you use our WEBSITE
In addition, the type of device you are using to access our website or apps and the settings on that device may provide us with information about your device, including what type of device it is, what operating system you are using, what your device settings are, or why a crash has happened. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us.
What personal information we collect and how we use it
The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it.
If you support us, for example by making a donation, or if you volunteer, fundraise, or attend an event, we will usually collect:
• Your name
• Your contact details
We will mainly use your information to:
• Provide you with the information you asked for
• Administer your donation or support your fundraising, including processing gift aid
Building profiles of supporters and targeting communications appropriately
With your consent, we may contact you from time to time to let you know how your support has helped further our mission to tackle food poverty and waste in London. We may include information on how to give again. Our aim is to make it easy for you to tell us how you want us to communicate, in a way that suits you. Our communications will include information on how to opt out when we send you marketing. If you don’t want to hear from us, that’s fine. Just let us know when you provide your data or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not sell or share personal information to third parties for the purposes of marketing. But, if we run an event we may enlist the services of a third-party organisation and your details may need to be shared. However, the third-party would be bound by a confidentiality agreement with us, which would prevent them from using this information for any other purpose.
If you are under 18 and use our website for information about fundraising or supporting City Harvest, please let an adult know.
How we keep your information safe and who has access to it
We will ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. For example our online forms are always encrypted and our network is password-protected and routinely monitored.
We will undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.
We may use external companies to collect or process personal information on our behalf. We do comprehensive checks on these companies before we work with them, and put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements, especially regarding how they manage the personal information they collect or have access to. We may need to disclose information if required to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.
We will only ever share your information in other circumstances if we have your explicit consent.
Keeping your information up to date
As far as possible, we will only use publicly available sources and information provided to us as described above to keep your records up to date.
We would really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details change.
Your right to know what data we hold about you, make changes or ask us to stop using your information
You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal information, and if it’s not necessary for the purpose you provided it to us for (e.g. processing your donation or registering you for an event) we will do so.
If you want to access your information, send a description of the information you want to see and proof of your identity by post to City Harvest, Unit 22, Acton Park, London W3 7QE. We will not accept such requests by email so we can ensure that we only provide personal information to the right person.
If you have any questions please send these to email@example.com and for further information see the Information Commissioner’s guidance at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/personal-information.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacting us about this Policy or to make a complaint
If you have any queries about this Policy or any complaints with regard to the administration of the Policy please contact us by email at: email@example.com, or by sending a letter to City Harvest, Unit 22, Acton Park London W3 7QE .
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