City Harvest closing out 2017 - and what a momentous year ... ... over 87 tonnes of quality surplus food rescued, sorted and redistributed making 250,000 meals for the at risk and needy of Christchurch - and improving the quality of life for all our citizens by reducing the landfill emissions by over 68,000kgs.
Thanks to all our partners, donors, funders and the best group of passionate volunteers anyone could wish for! Here's the final delivery going out - and Janice & Leah
City Harvest Food Rescue's last delivery before the Christmas break - a full van to keep The New Brighton Fridge stocked for the holidays ... ... And this after sending the City Mission over 800 kgs of veggies, fresh lettuce and salads, and other food including 12 large hams for their Christmas community lunch. Happy holidays from all of us at CHFR!
This holiday season there are always those in need, some unfortunately more than others. So at City Harvest Food Rescue Canterbury we have decided to stay open - except for the statutory holidays! - to lighten the burden on those agencies who service this segment of our City.
With the steady growth of our enterprise, we have outgrown our facility on Manchester Street! As a result during January we will be relocating to our new premises in part of the previous Kilmarnock Enterprises building at 29 Kilmarnock Street, Riccarton - we will have space ... ... whew! In order to cut our costs we have taken over the space 'as is' so could definitely do with some help cleaning and repainting our work area etc. If you are able to help early in the New Year .
Last Wednesday Janice & John proudly accepted on behalf of the Trustees, Volunteers and Staff of City Harvest Food Rescue, the Christchurch Civic Award for Emerging Leaders 2017. The Mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel presented the Award at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Arts Centre. In his acceptance speech John mentioned that without the passion of all those involved, especially the CHFR Volunteers, City Harvest would not have been able to achieve the amazing result
Last week City Harvest Food Rescue Canterbury collaborated with the Takahe Lodge of Christchurch to collate Christmas food hampers to go to 50 needy families throughout the city.
The hampers contained a full Christmas meal - chicken, stuffing, vegetables, potatoes, gravy, Christmas pudding and custard bought from New World South City Christchurch and supplemented with chocolates, coffee, biscuits, soup, pumpkin - supplied by CHFR. The hampers were packed by Lodge members at