The Felix Project is a charity that started 3 years ago and opened its second depot in Enfield in late 2017. They rescue 50 tonnes of edible food pw that would otherwise be wasted and deliver enough for nearly 6 million meals pa to charities and schools supporting London's most vulnerable people.
The Felix Project is looking to supply enough food for between 8,000 & 10,000 meals per week during the school holidays to kids who would usually access free school meals in term time. The vast majority of the food is highly nutritious and is delivered to primary schools by them the rest of the year. As our schools programme increases in size (we aim to double it by year end!) we would want to see a similar increase in supplies to organisations during the holidays.
Their routes deliver to the following boroughs:
Camden/ Barnet/ Haringey/ Hackney/ Islington/ Waltham Forest/ Tower Hamlets/ Westminster/ Brent/ Ealing / Harrow / Kensington & Chelsea / Hammersmith & Fulham / Hounslow.
The Felix Project currently work with over 310 charities and schools and 160 suppliers helping disadvantaged adults and children get access to high quality food. Over 50% of their food is fresh fruit, veg, meat and dairy, so they have a significant impact on the nutrition and diets of those who would otherwise be unable to access this quality and variety of food.
How they work
The Felix Project collect donations of surplus fresh produce that Supermarkets and wholesalers who cannot sell for reasons such as damaged packaging, Best Before Dates being too close for retailers to sell or a big surplus of items that cannot be sold and would have to be disposed of. They also work directly with farms and via feedback’s gleaning networks. The food is sorted and then deliver to charities across the capital throughout the week. Collections and deliveries are all made free of charge.