More than 10 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK each year. At the same time food poverty is a huge and growing problem, with 1 in 10 children in the UK living with parents who struggle to put food on the table. This means an estimated 870,000 children in England go to bed hungry because their parents are unable to provide the meals they need.
The Felix Project provides a free door-to-door service to collect surplus food from suppliers, and deliver it to charities. We provide food for over 1 million meals a year, and our operation is growing rapidly. From a standing start in 2016, we currently work with over 120 charities and 90 suppliers helping disadvantaged adults and children get access to high quality food.
Suppliers save their surplus food, which volunteers collect in Felix vans.
Warehouse volunteers sort food to meet different charities needs.
Volunteers deliver food direct to local kitchens, community halls, schools and day centres.
People who would otherwise go hungry have delicious, healthy meals.
“ We love the Felix Project. Without the fresh produce, it would limit the service we could offer our guests quite significantly. ”, Refuge Support Worker, Housing for Women
“ Volunteering has enabled me to obtain a good understanding of what happens to unwanted food from wholesalers and retailers in an urban environment. I would like to think that the support that I have given, big or small, has benefited someone somewhere. ”, Volunteer
“ Nutritional foods have always been very important for people with HIV. Now having the Felix Project means we can have a wide variety and range of meals every day. ”, Support & Development Worker, The River House Trust
“ We've donated to the Felix Project for some time now and find them really easy to work with. You'd barely know the arrangement was in place once you've got into a routine. ”, Deputy Branch Manager, Waitrose
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