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Food redistribution charity makes plea to industry to donate surplus

By Bethan Grylls

- Last updated on GMT

Bethan Grylls visiting The Felix Project Enfield site
Bethan Grylls visiting The Felix Project Enfield site

Related tags Surplus food Food waste Sustainability Food poverty Food security

The Felix Project is looking for new partners to help it feed food insecure Londoners as its waiting list of community hubs and schools grow ever longer.

The Felix Project is urgently looking for new suppliers to donate their surplus food and help provide up to three million more meals to feed hungry Londoners.

Although the charity has recently received financial support from the Mayor of London to upscale its weekend work, to meet the additional deliveries an extra 50 tonnes of food will be needed each week.

As such, The Felix Project is calling on farmers, food manufacturers and caterers to donate additional surplus food to help them meet demand.

The Felix Project, which rescues food that would otherwise be wasted, supplies approximately 1,000 charity organisations and schools in every London borough. But every organisation Felix is presently supplying needs more food, with more than 600 new organisations also asking for support. It’s hoped the additional working hours will mean some of these charities can start receiving food.

“We are hoping, in due course, we will be able to take around 100 organisations off the list, but to do so we urgently need more support and to get new suppliers on board,”​ said Shane Dorsett, Director of Operations. “In 2022 The Felix Project rescued more than 12,000 tonnes of food, but that was only enough to supply those already signed up – to cut the waiting list and deliver on Saturday we need more food coming in throughout the week.

“It’s vital all those in the food industry know we are here, can take their surplus food and redistribute it to those in desperate need.”

If you would like to help, please contact the supply team email fhccyl@gursryvkcebwrpg.bet​.

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