We gave out the equivalent of 32M meals to 1,119 community organisations and over 170 schools across every London borough. 50% of that ended up at organisations supporting those living in the top fifth most deprived areas in London.
Yet we know 89% of the organisations we support say they expect to see an increase in demand for food services this year and 83% of the organisations we support are worried about meeting the demand for food this year, making our deliveries vital.
We know our impact was felt by every organisation we supply to, and in 2024 we hope by using a mixture of innovative approaches and our existing models we can rescue even more fresh and delicious surplus food.
Find out more about The Felix Project’s work stopping waste and fighting hunger in our 2023 Impact Report.
We rescue good, surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is high-quality and nutritious, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, salads, meat and fish. We collect or receive food from over 539 suppliers, including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, restaurants and delis.
We then sort and then deliver this food to almost 1000 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London. That way, food that would have gone to waste is reaching vulnerable people, homeless, people with mental health or those who simply cannot afford to buy regular, healthy food.
"This is my son Felix, who died suddenly from Meningitis in 2014. Felix was full of compassion for those without his advantages and, in early 2015, I was searching for a way to commemorate him. What stuck in my mind was a boys’ football tournament, he’d played in. Felix told me he’d been upset to learn that many of the 10-year-old boys on the opposing team hadn’t had anything to eat that day."
- Justin Byam Shaw
The Felix Project believes in a vision of London where no-one goes hungry and good food is never wasted. And together, we believe we can win the fight against food waste and hunger in London.
“ Life is getting very expensive. I can’t afford all the bills. Without this service, we’d be eating food from the rubbish bins. ”