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CFE features in new Channel 5 Documentary for Lidl

November 08, 2020

Channel 5 has been exploring the German Supermarket's impact in the UK, whilst highlighting key issues such as the demand for food donations increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights CFE's work with businesses to ensure the food reaches those who need it most.

August 10, 2020

An article detailing how to help CFE Fight Food Insecurity in London during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 08, 2020

Community Food Enterprise CEO Eric Samuel MBE talks to Newham Heritage Month about CFE, a social enterprise food business, established in 2002 to alleviate food poverty.

March 24, 2020

An award-winning social enterprise food business and a registered charity, rooted in East London, founded in 2002 and helping to tackle food poverty in Newham.

November 26, 2019

Are you keen to help vulnerable people in your community? Read on for the full range of roles and to find out how you can make a difference.

An ExCeL-lent donation! Venue staff give Easter eggs to charity

April 20, 2019

Staff at the ExCeL have donated more than 100 Easter eggs to a food charity.

Community Food Enterprise teams up with London City Airport

December 17, 2018

Like most airports, the security department at London City Airport is required to follow a strict set of guidelines set by the governing body, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Due to these strict rules, the team are obligated to confiscate items from passengers that do not fit the requirements – i.e. liquids, gels and pastes over 100ml.

ExCeL London Giving something back

April 16, 2018

Our brand promise is to take every event to heart. We also take our local community to heart. We are delighted to support Community Food Enterprise (CFE), a fantastic local charity who ensure food is distributed to those in need, supporting homeless shelters and refugee centres throughout the borough of Newham.


This Easter, we donated chocolate eggs to children who otherwise wouldn’t have had a treat or been able to take part in an Easter egg hunt

Briggs Used Equipment team donates Hyster truck to Community Food Enterprise Limited

February 16, 2018

Briggs Equipment UK are committed to supporting local charities and community projects, and as part of that commitment have recently donated a Hyster J1.8XNT to award winning social enterprise food business Community Food Enterprise Limited (CFE).

Costa East London Surplus Food Pilot

Community Food Enterprise (CFE) carried out a 2 (two) weeks pilot in with 10 Costa Stores in 5 (five) East London boroughs comprising of Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets.

Food for London: Grant for Newham food project set up after 'Oliver Twist-style scenes'

It was when Eric Samuel’s mother was admitted to Newham General Hospital that his eyes were opened to food poverty in the East End.

'Marmite amnesty' under way at London City airport

The confiscated jars and their contents are not wasted. They are being donated by London City airport to local charity Community Food Enterprise, for distribution to smaller charities in local communities.

Newham charities get funding boost from ExCel London

February 14, 2016

Two Newham charities supporting local disadvantaged residents have secured funding from ExCel London for another year.


The Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA), which provides young people with sports and coaching opportunities, and Community Food Enterprise (CFE), an award-winning social enterprise food business will benefit from the extended partnership.

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