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Empowering change at City Harvest.

Reflections from Senior Associate at Islandbridge, Emily Hicks.

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City Harvest is a London-based organisation that rescues and redistributes surplus food for free to over 375 organisations. Not only does this have a huge social impact by providing 1.2 million meals per month to those in need, but also reduces emissions by preventing food waste – a sustainability win! Islandbridge had worked with City Harvest on some specific problem solving in the past. Their relationship opened the door to having a member of the team being considered for the board, and so the journey began! 

Serving on their Associate Board has been an incredibly fulfilling experience for me. Not only has it allowed me to develop my knowledge and skills, but it has also added a profound sense of purpose to my work. I’m excited to share in this article why the role is so rewarding, how it has informed my decisions regarding the charity’s support, and the new-found sense of purpose that has infused my professional life. 

Connection to a Worthy Cause.

Being a part of City Harvest’s team means that I feel deeply connected to a cause that impacts the lives of countless individuals. Food insecurity is a pressing issue that affects millions of people globally. This connection to such a worthy cause has allowed me to be a small part of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. It is incredibly fulfilling to know that my efforts are contributing to alleviating hunger and improving the quality of life for others.

Learning and Development Opportunities.

Serving on their Associate Board has been an incredibly fulfilling experience for me. Not only has it allowed me to develop my knowledge and skills, but it has also added a profound sense of purpose to my work. I’m excited to share in this article why the role is so rewarding, how it has informed my decisions regarding the charity’s support, and the new-found sense of purpose that has infused my professional life.

Building a Strong Network.

The position has allowed me to build a strong network of like-minded individuals who share a passion for City Harvest’s mission. This network has provided me with a diverse range of perspectives, ideas, and resources that have been instrumental in shaping the Associate Board’s projects and outreach efforts. It is inspiring to be surrounded by people who are working so hard to have a positive impact. Additionally, these connections have expanded my professional network.

Strengthening Purpose in Professional Life.

Joining the Associate Board of City Harvest has added a significant layer of purpose to my professional life. It has given me a meaningful reason to dedicate my time and skills to a cause I deeply care about. This sense of purpose has extended beyond my involvement with the charity and has influenced my approach to work in general. It has made me more conscious of the positive impact I can have through my professional endeavours.

Personal Growth and Fulfilment.

This experience has had a transformative effect on my personal growth and fulfilment. It has reminded me of the importance of having purpose in my professional and personal life. Being involved with City Harvest, especially during the Cost of Living crisis, has allowed me to step outside of myself and focus more on others. It is a privilege to meet and work with people who are truly inspirational, and the sense of purpose and the personal growth that has accompanied it are priceless. 

I would encourage anyone with the opportunity to be involved with City Harvest to seize the chance and experience the profound sense of joy that comes with it. Working on the Associate Board of City Harvest has been an incredibly fulfilling experience, as it has allowed me to actively contribute to a worthy cause, make informed decisions about the charity’s support, and infuse purpose into my work. The lessons learned, the network built, and the sense of purpose achieved through this involvement have been life-changing.

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