City Harvest London

City Harvest London

City Harvest collects surplus food from restaurants and other food establishments in London and distributes it to organizations that serve meals to the hungry.

City Harvest London

City Harvest collects surplus food from restaurants and other food establishments in London and distributes it to organizations that serve meals to the hungry.

Lighthouse Award Winner

2020

TIBCO recognizes City Harvest London with the Social Impact Lighthouse Award for its meaningful contributions to daunting societal challenges. The non-profit—a leading participant in the TIBCO4Good™ initiative—was founded in 2014 by a small group of individuals conscious of rising levels of hunger and the lack of a logistics network to get surplus food to those who need it most. The organization implemented predictive analytics and cloud integration to innovatively provide more than 13 million meals to Britons facing food insecurity by redistributing a massive surplus of uneaten food that would otherwise end up in landfills. To date, the group redistributed food valued at more than £16 million to its partners, while offsetting more than 20,000 tons of greenhouse gases. Although COVID-19 presented a massive challenge to its mission, the team quickly responded with support from technology across the TIBCO platform to sustain City Harvest's partnerships and keep those in need fed.