The Plumbers Charity supports a new pan-Livery initiative

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Following our support of the Livery Kitchens Initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be supporting the new Livery Food Initiative, launched by the Livery Charity Chairs Group (LCCG).

Janet Rivers - credit: Anthony Upton

Working with the charity City Harvest, and through the support of many Livery Companies, The Plumbers Charity is helping to fund a new food collection and redistribution van, to enable City Harvest to continue their superb work across London.

City Harvest collects high quality food, that is about to go to waste from farms, manufacturers, and retailers, and redistributes it to charities throughout London, serving people in dire need. You can see the great work this charity does by watching this two-minute video.

The first Livery-supported van was launched on a chilly Monday morning on 6th March, and the occasion was attended by our Trustee Janet Rivers, who had this to say:

City Harvest are currently delivering 85,000 meals per month, and have a target to reach 2,000,000 per annum. I met the driver who loved his job, and said he really enjoyed doing something that was doing such good for so many, and that the van got lots of attention as they were driving into the event. The launch was only half an hour as the van had to leave to do deliveries! ”

Hilary Lindsay, Convenor LCCG and Livery Food Initiative

Thanks to your support, The Plumbers Charity is able to offer ongoing support to City Harvest with a particular aim of targeting the 800,000 children living in poverty in London, amounting to nearly 40% of all children in the capital. Can you help support our charity?

James Dalton

The Plumbers Charity