This charity that tackles hunger and food waste by redistributing surplus produce to Londoners in need has big plans for 2021 — and it needs your help to bring them to fruition.
The Felix Project rescues high-quality surplus food that otherwise would have been thrown away and delivers it to over 400 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London. Since launching in 2016, the charity has grown rapidly — delivering enough food for 21.1 million meals in 2020 alone.
It's an impressive statistic, but also a sobering one that hints at just how pervasive food poverty is in the capital. Here, 1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day and 400,000 children are at risk of missing the next meal. With the coronavirus pandemic hitting the poorest hardest, the situation could become direr still.
The Felix Project is ramping up its efforts in response, with the ambition of delivering enough food for 100 million meals by 2022. This includes launching their largest food redistribution project — and that's where you come in. The Felix Project is on the hunt for volunteers to work at the new east London depot, which is set to open this spring.
Volunteers will be tasked with sorting and packing food for delivery during flexible, four-hour shifts. According to the charity, anyone can do it, so long as they are "relatively fit and active". If you fancy meeting new people in a COVID-secure environment while helping some of the most vulnerable Londoners, register your interest today.
If you can't lend your time, you can also donate to The Felix Project here. Just £30 provides enough food for 187 meals.