Three London Vauxhall retailer groups (Now, Tony Le Voi and GO Vauxhall) have donated two Vauxhall Vivaro vans to City Harvest, a London-based charity that provides food to homeless and vulnerable people.
City Harvest will use the refrigerated vans to collect nutritious, surplus food from the food industry and deliver to organisations such as homeless shelters and soup kitchens that provide hearty, healthy meals to those that need it most.
Other supporters of the charity include Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Charlie Bigham’s, Nandos and Whole Foods. The vans were liveried free of charge by Kent-based vehicle signwriting specialists Motormode.
Laura Winningham, CEO of City Harvest, commented: “The generous donations from Now, Tony Le Voi and GO will make an enormous difference to those facing hunger across London,”
“These Vauxhall vans will enable City Harvest to deliver thousands of nutritious meals each week to people in need 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.”
Bob Quirk, Managing Director at GO Vauxhall, said: “We are very pleased to offer these British-built Vivaro vans to City Harvest and contribute to the communities we serve,”
“It’s been great for three retailer groups to unite and help such a worthy local cause. We are also looking at ways that our staff can get involved in volunteering and help City Harvest even further with the collection and distribution of the food.”
Jon Taylor, Managing Director at Now Vauxhall, added: “Being predominantly London-based, Now are also proud to be supporting something that benefits our community.”
Simon Dayes, Managing Director at Tony Le Voi, concluded: “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.”