SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CFE realise its mission through consultation and in partnership with the community and stakeholders it serves. We operate and manage a socialised food supply chain, which is focused on delivering fresh fruit & vegetables of the highest quality and at the best possible price. Based on this socialised supply chain and working in partnership with local people, statutory/voluntary organisations and local businesses, we have developed a balanced and comprehensive range of innovative, community based services and interventions, which we deliver through the following strands:
WORK PLACE HEALTH
To improve the health and wellbeing of employees, CFE offers a daily delivery of fresh fruits directly to employers’ workplace. Research has shown that eating fresh fruits regularly provides the following benefits:
Improve the health and wellbeing of employees
Improve morale and job satisfaction
Reduce staff absentees as a result of a healthier workforce
JUICE 4 LIFE (J4L)
CFE offers a Mobile Juice Cart (MJC) service at public/office events. The MJC is a self-contained unit which has been custom built to include a freezer/ commercial refrigerator, sink with hot/cold running water, under-counter hand-wash as well as a sleek overhead storage/advertisement compartment with lights. The MJC also comes with an external industrial juicer and a blender which will serve fresh, delicious smoothies or freshly squeezed juices when required.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICE (CSS)
CFE uses its unique infrastructure to support community organisations that offers services such as food co-ops (providing quality fruits & veg. at affordable prices). Other services provided by CFE include:
administration support e.g preparing weekly price list
Without the work of our CSS unit, organisations we currently support will not be able to sustain their projects and vulnerable member of our community will suffer.
The government’s National School Fruit scheme provides one piece of fruit each school day to all children in Key Stage 1 (4 - 6 years old) attending state schools. At CFE, we support Key Stage 2 pupils (7-11 years old) by providing schools with a weekly delivery of fresh fruit for their Tuck Shops. We also supply primary and secondary schools with grocery provision for their breakfast clubs.
MOBILE GREEN GROCER (MGG) SERVICE
CFE’s MGG is a Luton-style truck which has been custom-built and includes a serving counter, refrigerator unit and hand washing facilities. The vehicle stops at strategic locations to allow customers to board and select fruit and vegetables of their choice.
CFE procure food that is surplus to requirement and redistribute it exclusively to charities/community organisations that are located in the seven London Boroughs that forms East London. CFE also work with Feedback Global’s Gleaning Network and collect produce from Farms (between September and March). We also enjoy an excellent working relationship with Plan Zheroes.
The work of volunteers is crucial to the success of CFE’s operations and since our inception; we have been totally dependent on their goodwill. We very much hope that their support will continue with the following tasks which we have identified for them: Pickers/Packers; Warehouse Assistant; Drivers; Administrative Assistant; Mobile Green Grocer Assistant; Finance Assistant
For further information about our services, please contact:
Eric Samuel MBE, CEO
Community Food Enterprise Limited
Unit 4a, Thameside Industrial Estate
Factory Road, London E16 2HB
T: 020 7511 9014
F: 020 7511 9015