We're delighted to have City Harvest as our official charity partner for Eat & Drink Festival Christmas.

City Harvest puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way by getting surplus food safely to the hungry. While thousands of Londoners go hungry each day, safe, healthy and usable food is being disposed of as waste.

City Harvest collects this nutritious surplus food from all segments of the food industry including events, restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers. City Harvest regularly delivers high quality, nourishing food to organisations that provide meals to vulnerable people including homeless shelters, soup kitchens, after school programs, centres for veterans, and organisations that assist people with alcohol or drug addictions.

The more than 8 tonnes of food we redistribute weekly helps organisations serve thousands of healthy meals each week and reduce their annual grocer bills-freeing up funds that can be reinvested in other vital support services like medical care and counselling. The food we recycle is diverted from going to landfill where it would release gases toxic to the environment.