Vauxhall helping to feed local communities

28-Nov-2016

Two Vauxhall Vivaro vans have been handed over to City Harvest, a London-based charity that provides food to homeless and vulnerable people. Food which would have otherwise gone to waste.

 

City Harvest will use the vans to collect six tonnes of nutritious, surplus food each day from all areas of the food industry before it’s thrown away. Then deliver it to more than 100 homeless shelters, soup kitchens and other organisations that serve hearty, healthy meals to the Londoners who need it most.

 

Provided by three London Vauxhall retailer groups (Now, Tony Le Voi and GO Vauxhall), the two Luton-built Vivaro vans were handed over on Friday at the Vineyard community centre in Richmond, just one of the locations to benefit from City Harvest’s service. But not before being fitted with temperature-controlled conversions by Cold Consortium, and liveried free of charge by Kent-based vehicle signwriting specialists Motormode.

Joining the fight against food waste

Vauxhall joins other supporters of the charity, which include Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Charlie Bigham’s, Nandos and Whole Foods.

Vauxhall helps to feed local communities

“The generous donations from Now, Tony Le Voi and GO will make an enormous difference to those facing hunger across London and rescue tonnes of perfectly good food from being wasted. We look forward to this partnership and working together in the community to make a daily impact,” commented Laura Winningham, CEO of City Harvest.

 

Managing Director at GO Vauxhall, Bob Quirk, said: “We are very pleased to offer these British-built Vivaro vans to City Harvest and contribute to the communities we serve.”

This sentiment was reflected by Jon Taylor, Managing Director at Now Vauxhall, who said: “Being predominantly London-based, Now are also proud to be supporting something that benefits our community.”


“Like GO and Now, our staff are keen to get involved on a practical level, and we too will be planning volunteering days in 2017 to further strengthen our involvement with City Harvest,” added Simon Dayes, Managing Director at Tony Le Voi.