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The Savoy x City Harvest

Cooking Meals to Support Vulnerable Communities in London

6th May 2020, In a fantastic new collaboration, The Savoy is working with us to provide hundreds of meals each week to vulnerable communities in London, which City Harvest will distribute to those facing food poverty.

“We couldn’t be happier to work with our friends at The Savoy. The Savoy is an iconic London landmark which people respect and associate with luxury. To an increasing number of people in London, food is now a luxury and our vans are becoming iconic symbols of hope. London’s camaraderie is shining, and we are proud to work with The Savoy on this essential project which will nourish a great many people in need,” City Harvest CEO, Laura Winningham.

Meals will be produced following the strictest hygiene and social distancing procedures in The Savoy’s historic kitchens with ingredients donated by the hotel. The three-man production team will be led by Head Chef, Fabrice Lasnon, working with Managing Director Philip Barnes and Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage, Jan-Peer Lehfeldt, both of whom are currently living in The Savoy.

‘As most of our team are keeping safe at home, we’re a small group, but we wanted to play our part,’ said Phil Barnes today. ‘We’ll be producing 400 meals a week under the careful instruction and leadership of Fabrice.’

‘We’ve longstanding relationships with a range of charities, of which City Harvest was one, so we’re pleased to be able to ramp up our collaboration in this particularly difficult time for many communities,’ said Barnes.

10 million meals rescued in 6 years

1 million meals delivered in 6 weeks

Our collaboration with The Savoy began the same day we hit these figures.

We are very proud to be helping London and working with such iconic landmarks, epitomizing the spirit of London. City Harvest has rescued 10 million meals since launching 6 years ago in 2014, and has delivered 1 million in the last 6 weeks. This is testament to those who have collaborated, donated, and volunteered to help us scale and help meet London's growing need.

We thank you.

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