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100,000 meals delivered! | #FeedYourCommunity | City Pantry

Alongside our generous customers and dedicated vendor partners, we've delivered over 100,000 meals to key workers and vulnerable communities through our #FeedYourCommunity project.

In March 2020, we launched the #FeedYourCommunity initiative to help support key workers, vulnerable communities, and our vendor partners, who were all experiencing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the project has delivered over 100,000 meals!

When the COVID-19 pandemic initially hit the UK and the country went into lockdown, we knew that we needed to do something to help the people affected by it. So, we set up #FeedYourCommunity to provide meals to people who needed them. Using donations from our generous customers, we were able to send business to our vendor partners, empowering them to create delicious food for a great cause.

Sands Catering is one of those vendor partners and has played an integral role in the project, making over 16,000 meals for NHS hospitals, food banks and shelters across London.

"The #FeedYourCommunity meal deliveries have been the most wonderful lifeline throughout the past year.
For us here at Sands Catering the scheme has helped us enormously to keep the wheels of our business turning whilst in the knowledge that we have in our own small way contributed something really positive to helping our community", says Mireille from Sands Catering.

So, whether it's a pick-me-up for those working tirelessly in NHS hospitals or meals for people who are struggling to get food on the table during a particularly challenging time, #FeedYourCommunity is there to help.

Since March 2020, we've worked with 45 restaurants, caterers, and food businesses to deliver meals and sweet treats to over 100 organisations, charities, and shelters around London. And we're not stopping at 100,000 meals - there's still plenty more to come.

Read on to find out more about just some of the organisations and charities #FeedYourCommunity has supported over the past 12 months.

29th March 2021 • • charity Continue Reading
Charity spotlight: the Whitechapel Mission | City Pantry

As we reach the year anniversary of the first UK COVID-19 lockdown, we spoke to Sue from the Whitechapel Mission, one of our #FeedYourCommunity donation recipients, to find out how the shelter has been providing necessary support to people facing homelessness throughout the pandemic.

22nd March 2021 • • charity
Charity spotlight: Clockhouse Community Centre | City Pantry

We've been working alongside Clockhouse Community Centre as part of our #FeedYourCommunity project since October 2020. Find out more about how this organisation is making a positive impact in the local community during such a challenging time.

4th February 2021 • • charity
Feeding the community this Christmas | City Pantry

We've partnered with some great charities and causes to help support vulnerable communities this Christmas, delivering food parcels to soup kitchens, families, and volunteers.

14th December 2020 • • charity
Delivering meals to schools with Mission Kitchen | City Pantry

We've partnered with Mission Kitchen to help them deliver nutritious meals to schools and fight food poverty, while supporting local food businesses.

9th November 2020 • • charity
Charity Spotlight: City Harvest

In 2019 we partnered with City Harvest to ensure last-minute cancelled food orders didn’t go to waste. Following Saturday’s UN Day of Charity, we wanted to shine a light on what this brilliant organisation does for vulnerable people and the planet.

7th September 2020 • 5 min read • charity
City Pantry & Sustainability: what we're doing to help the planet

Earth Overshoot Day is upon us again and we're reflecting on what City Pantry is doing to improve our sustainability now and into the future.

20th August 2020 • 5 min read • charity
#FeedYourCommunity: giving back during COVID-19

Find out how many meals we've delivered to the NHS, shelters, and other frontline institutions as part of our #FeedYourCommunity initiative!

13th August 2020 • 5 min read • charity
Traditional donations vs social change: the transparency of charity

Chris, the co-founder of not-for-profit company Thankful Hearts, tells us why charities must go beyond monetary donations to engage with supporters.

7th July 2020 • 5 min read • charity