Our East London superstars based at New Spitalfields Market are championing the City Harvest mission through distributing high-quality, surplus food to thousands of people in need across some of London's poorest boroughs.
Our volunteers include local business heroes, the Alchemist team, who, in true solidarity with their East London Community, rolled up their sleeves and have been a massive source of support over at New Spitalfields.
We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the great people behind our essential East London operation.
Meet Joe Campbell. Joe operates out of our New Spitalfields Market site and has been delivering high-quality food to alleviate food poverty in East London for three years now. Joe ensures his charity partners’ stock is replenished with weekly deliveries always with a smile on his face. Joe on his favourite charity partner, "House of Faith does great work in their community, providing food for those in need, the scale of their operation is mind-boggling!"
Meet Keith Murray. Keith started as a volunteer for City Harvest over a year ago. He joined our team as a full-time driver at Spitalfields delivering high-quality food to our charity partners in East London. An East Londoner born and bred, Keith has a deep understanding of the needs of his charity partners in the locale. He is passionate about the East and he says"It gives me great pleasure to make a difference to the community where I live".
Meet Richard. Our new superstar driver in East London. Richard joined the team at our Acton depot and quickly established himself as a favourite amongst our charity partners. He is now spearheading our roll out to additional partners in East London. Richard always has a smile on his face come rain or shine!
As well as our trusty City Harvest drivers, New Spitalfields Market is also home to a whole host of volunteers from the local community. One notable team hails from The Alchemist in London’s Canary Wharf. Having spent a lot of the year furloughed, this fabulous team took to the local community to incite positive change.
Briony, The Alchemist, explains their volunteering experience,
“We encourage our team to connect with their local communities and we also recognize many of them want to actively help good causes and charity initiatives. Therefore, we pay them for a regular shift for their time to volunteer in a company initiative called currency of kindness and there is no better cause to support than City Harvest.
The Canary Wharf team chose to work with City Harvest as a contribution to strive towards sustainable solutions to use food waste for a greater cause. All of the charities and organizations City Harvest work with work tirelessly to support those in need within our amazing East London community. And in our true hospitality nature, volunteering at the Spitalfields depot gives us an opportunity to deliver nutritious food to those that need it around us, whilst being able to contribute to the fight on climate change - something we care deeply about (Absolute bonus!).
The team at the depot are incredibly positive, caring and welcoming. Whether it’s riding with Joe (and his banging playlists) or sorting through the mountains of surplus food with Kayn, our team have an amazing time every week. There is nothing more rewarding!”
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