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Partners

We are immensely grateful for having partner organisations working alongside us. So much of what we do would simply not be possible without their support, which we gladly acknowledge.

Scroll down the list to discover the many and varied organisations working with us. Clicking on the organisation name will take you to their web or social media page.

KingsGate Church

KingsGate Church is a key partner for VoH; they have supported us throughout our growth as a charity and at the start of lockdown the church building turned into a food storage and production centre almost overnight! It is the physical HQ for most of our project work, and we are deeply grateful to the Elders and Trustees of KingsGate Church for their generosity, without which relatively little would have been accomplished.

KingsGate is a brilliant local church and we're glad to acknowledge it.

Kingston Voluntary Action

KVA works towards a Kingston where communities are active, strong and connected.

KVA supports local voluntary and community sector groups to develop their skills, build their resources and amplify their voice. We are incredibly grateful for all their continued advice and support; and especially for their invaluable help in becoming a registered charity.

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness

KCAH supports people facing housing crisis in the Kingston Borough enabling them to rebuild their lives.

Offering much more than just advice, shelter and food, KCAH provides lasting solutions that restore the self-esteem and confidence of vulnerable people, helping them out of the vicious circle of homelessness. We love working with KCAH and have increasingly found ourselves partnering over projects to impact the lives of people in Kingston.

Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

Since the start of the outbreak VoH has developed an excellent working relationship with RBKuT, facilitating the establishment of the Kingston Food Hub and the distribution of meals to where it is most needed. But there are so many ways in which RBKuT has provided support, and continues to do so. We are hugely grateful!

John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners has generously supported VoH since the project began, not only financially but also through providing donations of foods, admin supplies and multiple, very needed, white goods to facilitate food storage and clothes washing. Even before the Covid crisis, we have had a growing relationship with John Lewis & Partners; singing in their stores, arranging flashmobs, planning events to support women in need.

Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose has generously supported VoH by providing ingredients that might otherwise go to waste so that we can prepare healthy cooked meals for isolated and vulnerable people throughout Kingston borough.

City Harvest London

City Harvest puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way, getting surplus food safely to the hungry. While thousands of Londoners go hungry each day, safe, healthy and usable food is being disposed of.

City Harvest collects this nutritious surplus food from all segments of the food industry including restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers, and they have donated to VoH in a big way.

AFC Wimbledon

We have a great working relationship sharing surplus and donated food within the Borough. This helps us keep our costs down and reach many more people.

Big Smoke Brew Company

Throughout the pandemic, Big Smoke Brew Co. have been one of our biggest supporters, helping to supply hundreds of donated meals each week. They currently cover two days of meals at the Travelodge for those who are homeless.

Achieving For Children

AfC is a community interest company (a not-for-profit social enterprise) created in 2014 by the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond to provide their children’s services. In August 2017, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead became a co-owner of AfC, and now delivers children’s services across all three boroughs.

Its services in Kingston were judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted, following an inspection in October 2019.

Achieving for Children has teamed up with VoH and is a crucial part of the Brite Box delivery chain.

KT Churches Together

Across Kingston, the churches have been actively supporting many food insecurity responses including Food Bank, Grow Baby and ourselves at Voices of Hope. From donations of freezers and food, to drawing in volunteers, they have been a huge help!

Riverside Vegetaria

Creating award-winning, internationally-inspired, vegetarian cuisine since 1989. Imaginative menu. Food with flavour. Cooked fresh. Winner of The Food Awards London 2016, and now supplying meals to the Kingston Food Hub!

Kingston Food Bank

KFB don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Kingston Food Bank generously donates foodstuffs to help Kingston Food Hub to prepare and deliver healthy meals to the isolated and vulnerable of Kingston borough.

Kingston Rotary Club

The Rotary Club have a wonderful way of looking out for local charities and organisations, coming alongside and supporting their work. We've been very grateful to receive several monetary donations from them and also to have the opportunity to speak at their gatherings on the work VoH is doing.

Cook

Cook makes and sells frozen meals that taste home-made because they use the same ingredients and take the same care that you would to give their customers the taste of home cooking without spending hours in the kitchen.

Now, through their generosity in supplying meals to the Kingston Food Hub, our clients can enjoy them too.

Morgan's Dairy

Morgan's is a family-owned dairy company that has been operating since 1947.

The dairy is one of the few flourishing Welsh independent dairies remaining in London and continues to run from the original premises in Aspenlea Road, Fulham, and, from January 2014, a second depot opened in Surbiton, Surrey, from where they generously provide dairy products to the Kingston Food Hub.

Poor Boys

Poor Boys is a local independent restaurant started by two brothers who were inspired by the city of New Orleans, with the amazing atmosphere, culture and food – whose aim was to provide the great Southern Louisiana hospitality in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

Fortunately for us, they have been providing meals for the Kingston Food Hub too.

British Gas

From the start of the Kingston Food Hub project, British Gas generously provided several vans and their drivers to deliver food throughout Kingston borough.

Cappadocia

Started in 2001, the owner, executive chef, and many of the staff are Turkish and they have proudly drawn on their heritage to create a little corner of Turkey in the UK. Cappcdocia's food is cooked by chefs who were brought up with traditional Turkish cooking and who have been trained to the highest standards in Istanbul.

Now, thanks to the generosity of Cappadocia's owners, Kingston Food Hub clients can have an authentic Turkish meal delivered to their door by the Kingston Food Hub.

Nando's

Nando's restaurant in Kingston has generously donated chicken for us to use in our recipes at the Kingston Food Hub and to give to our families in the Brite Box project. We are so grateful!

Sewa Day

We are delighted to work with Sewa Day, who have a wonderful way of surprising us with the best of donations. Their help has ranged from one tonne of dates to beautifully made up hampers.

The Real Butchers

The Real Butchers is a family run business, based in New Malden, Surrey, with a proud 30 year history. Started by husband and wife duo Roland and Anne Head back in 1983, their son, Laurence, is now part of the business too. The company sources its products from original herds bred only for meat, and that have no history of BSE. The products are therefore all of the highest quality, making them appropriate for a wide range of customer requirements.

We are grateful for the high-quality food forwarded to VoH for use in our food preparation.

The Gazebo

The Gazebo is a Samuel Smith's-owned bar overlooking the river Thames in Kingston. They proudly serving products that only use 100% natural ingredients!

During lockdown, they allowed us unlimited access to their restaurant walk-in fridge and freezer. This allowed us take large surplus donations and avoid much food wastage and expense.

Mustard Family Foods

Established in 2008, Mustard Foods business model was based on delivering to 32 restaurant groups around the UK, but this all stopped on 23rd March 2020 when the lockdown began.

But far from this being a moment of defeat, the owners quickly produced an online presence, creating four different frozen meal boxes. But they didn't stop there.

Mustard began distributing frozen meals/food to the NHS and also to other deserving causes, VoH included!

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