Our suppliers let us know they have surplus food. It’s fresh and nutritious, but it will go to waste if someone can’t find a use for it.
We pick up the food and take it to one of our depots.
Our volunteers sort through the food we collect to make sure the food is of good quality.
We deliver the food to charities all over London.
The charities we deliver to use the food to prepare meals or provide snacks. Not only do we provide them with high quality food but we save our charities money, which they can spend on supporting people in other ways.
The food we deliver is made into nutritious meals or snacks for groups such as the homeless, the elderly, those with mental health issues, sufferers of domestic violence, and many more.
Vulnerable people all over London get a healthy meal
Food poverty means that an individual or household isn’t able to obtain healthy, nutritious food, or can’t access the food they want to eat
In London alone it’s estimated that at least 100,000 people live in food poverty.
Food poverty is bad for your health:
Every day tonnes of good, fresh food is thrown away, which could be eaten by those in food poverty.
This is what the Felix Project is changing!
The Felix Project aims to distribute this food to those who need it: the homeless, people suffering from mental illness, women in refuges, children, and the elderly.
We collect food from supermarkets and wholesalers and give it, free of charge, to charities who provide meals or snacks.
Result? The charities save money, there is less perfectly edible food going to waste and – most importantly of – the poorest in society get better food.
Every day, across the UK, tonnes of good food is thrown away – it’s estimated that in Britain we threw away 10 million tonnes of food last year.
It’s a scandal which has been happening in plain sight for decades.
The reasons for wastage are complex but the solution seems simple – if we could just collect that food and give it to those in need, it would make more sense than throwing it away?
The Oxford Food Bank led the way when it started collecting food from supermarkets and giving it to charities in 2009.
In 2015 it gave £1.5 million worth of food to charities.
The Felix Project has started to do in London what the Oxford Food Bank does in its home city.
It’s a big job and we always need the help of many volunteers to drive our vans and make collections and deliveries.
The aim is to create a fairer London where more people get a decent diet and less good food gets thrown away.
Tackling food waste is also a way of showing that we care about our environment – and our fellow Londoners.
Whether you are a food supplier looking to reduce food waste or a volunteer who wants to help people in need, we’d love to hear from you.