ABOUT THE OPERATORS OF LONDON.WS AND THE LONDON.WS SUPPORT FOR FOOD BANKS
London.WS is operated by the Ethically Sourced Network (ESN), who facilitate the ability of ethically and sustainably certified SME food suppliers to effectively play on the same field with large conglomerates. This is done by creating a cost-effective way to access a more secure, efficient and transparent supply chain with blockchain and product provenance.
ESN is a Blockchain Facilitated B2B platform that streamlines product discovery, transparency, traceability and certifiably sustainable sourcing between ethical suppliers and responsible buyers. The ESN Blockchain connects ethical and sustainable suppliers to buyers with specific provenance tools to make it a highly dynamic demand-supply network and allowing each player in the chain to easily communicate.
At London.WS, consumers can access Ethically Sourced products. A campaign is underway at London.WS that will feature the products of retailers who support London Food Banks.To launch this campaign, the ESN Blockchain has been used to facilitate the purchase of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Evo3, an ESN Supplier; donating 3 cases to FareShare, to be redistributed across its network of charities and community groups, including food banks in London.
To Quote Directly From Evo3
“Evo3 olive farms has built its company ethos on by producing an ethical and sustainable product and giving back to the community. Being an ESN Blockchain supplier allowed us to join a platform that connects smaller companies like ours with responsible buyers while allowing our product’s provenance to be transparent and traceable, all the way to the end of the chain. In this case, the end of the chain supply chain was FareShare, where our donated cases from ESN, would be distributed in their wide network of charities.
We are proud to have been part of this blockchain facilitated purchase and distribution of our products as our business ethos can positively identify with the work that FareShare is doing in fighting hunger…”
Evo3 are participating in the London.WS Christmas campaign. A commission on all sales made from the Ethically Sourced Shop at London.WS will be paid to FareShare as a donation
LONDON.WS IS SUPPORTING FARESHARE – THE UK’s LARGEST HUNGER FIGHTING CHARITY
FareShare – the UK’s largest hunger fighting charity – supports over 933,178 people per week through 11,000 charities and community groups.
One group, Peckham Pantry, signed up to FareShare at the time of its launch, in April this year.
The pantry is a new food subscription service in St. Luke’s Church in Peckham, in Southwark where 31 percent of people live in poverty – four percent higher than the London average.
As explained by Peckham Pantry’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Price:
“FareShare has made it possible for Peckham Pantry to happen – they are our sole food provider. For the members of our community the pantry has made an impact bigger than any other.”
Alongside the pantry, there is an employment centre, women’s centre and a food bank. These organisations and food banks remain a lifeline for those who rely on their support to help feed their families. Now, as we head into a recession, it has never been more vital to get food to charities and community groups working on the frontline.
FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, with 25 warehouses across the country. It takes food from the food industry that can’t be sold in shops, either because of packaging errors, a short shelf life or overproduction. That food, which is the same as the food you’d eat at home, is then redistributed through a network of 11,000 frontline organisations, across the UK such as homeless hostels, school breakfast clubs, domestic violence refuges, older people’s lunch clubs, food banks and hospices.
FareShare provides enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people every week.