City Harvest & London Lions: The 2-In Motion Offense to Help Combat Food Waste and Poverty
The capital’s issues with food waste and poverty are on going problems the London Lions and food redistribution charity, City Harvest are committed to combatting. Following our previous editions, the Lions and City Harvest will again join forces, this time at the BBL Championship home game against the Newcastle Eagles on Thursday, 23rd March 2023.
Lions’ fans can attend the upcoming clash at 7:30 pm at the Copper Box Arena in exchange for donations of £1, £5 and £10 to City Harvest. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to City Harvest. The Lions will donate all ticket sales from the game against Newcastle Eagles on to help feed families facing food poverty in London. This is the third charity game, to date having raised over £7,000 from ticket donations. The partnership has so far helped provide over 28,000 meals for children and families in need across the capital.
This game will mark the launch of City Harvest’s new initiative, “EQUALS,” at the game. The endeavour aims engage people to donate food, money and their time volunteering with the charity. City Harvest’s multiplier-effect turns all donations into life-changing food support.
- 1 hour volunteered Equals 530 meals delivered for people unable to eat.
- 1 £ Equals 4 meals we can deliver to people struggling.
- 1 kg of food donated from the food industry Equals 2.75 meals.
“EQUALS is a great way for people to see what a massive positive impact they can have with even just an hour of their spare time. We deliver food to schools, community groups and food banks feeding children, youth and families who cannot afford to eat after paying their monthly bills. Young people deserve to thrive not survive. Having healthy food feeds, the mind, body, and soul. Sports is a great way to stay healthy and have fun with friends. We are grateful to the Lions for helping promote this important message.”
- City Harvest
London Lions stars Shanice Beckford-Norton and Bradley Kaboza, travelled in the City Harvest EQUALS van on Monday to Beckton Globe Youth Group to play basketball with the children, from the Kingsford Community School. After speaking with the students, Shanice Beckford-Norton and Bradley Kaboza ran several fun basketball activities.
The Lions aim to inspire future generations to take up the sport and have recently renovated a community basketball court in Tower Hamlets – London’s worst-hit borough in terms of child poverty. The ongoing partnership with City Harvest marks the ongoing commitment from the team to make an impact not only on the court, but also in the community.
“City Harvest are doing amazing work providing food for those who are less fortunate. It was great teaming up with them and Kingsford Community School connecting through are equal love for giving back to the community and basketball.”
- Shanice Beckford-Norton
All you need to do is sign up to help, and City Harvest multiplies your goodwill. Donate time, food or money. You can use the Equals calculator on the website to see what impact your donation will have. City Harvest believes in working together to find solutions to address food waste and food poverty. Everyone is Equal, and everyone needs help sometimes. Be part of the solution!