Food redistribution charities share in £12k donation

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

The Felix Project received a share of £12k to support its food redistribution efforts
The Felix Project received a share of £12k to support its food redistribution efforts

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Food redistribution charity The Felix Project is one of five charities sharing in £12k of donations from Amazon to support communities across London.

The Felix Project, Foodcycle, Glass Door Homeless Charity, Rackets Cubed and Roots and Shoots each received donations from the online retailer after nominations of support from its employees.

Operating from its warehouse in Enfield, The Felix Project is London’s largest food redistribution charity, saving thousands of tonnes of food from going to waste each year.

Amazon’s ongoing partnership with the charity has seen millions of meals donated from its Amazon Fresh Stores and has provided support from Amazon Logistics to collect and deliver surplus food to community organisations across the capital.

Delivering more meals

The additional cash donation will help the charity deliver even more meals to people in need.

Food Manufacturer editor Bethan Grylls visited The Felix Project earlier this year​ to learn more about the work they dop with food businesses and the local community to curb food waste and get meals to the people in need.

Foodcycle is another food redistribution charity that benefitted from the Amazon donation, connecting communities and working with thousands of volunteers to distribute surplus food to anyone who needs it.

These donations form part of Amazon’s Volunteer Cash Donation Programme, where Amazon employees nominate local causes where they volunteer their time, to receive a cash donation from the company. 

Global month of volunteering

Throughout September, Amazon employees are getting together for Amazon’s Global Month of Volunteering, an initiative that aims to help the communities where they live and work.  

“Throughout September, we will come together to help some incredible organisations who are making a real difference in the areas where our employees live and work​,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager. “It’s fantastic to see our employees sharing their ideas and tapping into their passions to give back to our local communities.”

Meanwhile, The Felix Project has helped save more than 60 tonnes of fruit and vegetables from going to waste in just three months,​thanks to its partnership with Western International Market in Hounslow.

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