Right now, 400 thousand children and 1.4 million adults in London are going hungry. To respond to this food crisis, The Felix Project is working hard to get good food to the most vulnerable, but we need your help.
If your business has food available, please don’t let it go to waste. We can accept deliveries or collect and redistribute from any of our four depots in and around London. We accept food from farms, wholesalers, retailers, hospitality and more.
Are you a supermarket, restaurant, food wholesaler, manufacturer or a similar business looking to reduce your food waste while helping to tackle hunger in London?
Please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you prefer to speak to someone directly, just call 020 3034 4350 or email [email protected]
We would love to hear from you if your farm has a surplus or downgraded fruit or vegetables. We will provide tools, equipment, transport and volunteers to harvest and pack the produce, or a van to collect it if it has already been picked.
We are fully insured to manage volunteers on farms and we always have a trained first aider supervising the day. We ensure our volunteers behave with the utmost consideration to the farmer, the farm and the produce.
The only produce we cannot currently collect is:
For more information, see our Food Offers Guideline.
We don’t want to see good food going to waste, especially due to cross-contamination. So we ask that damaged packaging be re-sealed (e.g. wrapped with tape or put in a plastic bag) before we collect it from. If there’s any chance cross-contamination has occurred, we’ll make sure that food isn’t passed on to any charity.
Yes. All our vans are refrigerated and kept at 5˚C or below.
This is entirely up to you. You’re the experts on your own stock levels and stock rotation processes. We’ll just ask about the most convenient time and create a collection schedule that works for everyone.
We’re pretty flexible. If you ever find you have extra surplus food at a time outside of your regular collection schedule then just call us. We’ll do our very best to help.
It all depends on the amount of food you have. Most supermarkets store their surplus in crates, which we can then return. Some wholesalers lift pallets on to our vans. Some suppliers prefer us to bring our own crates. Whatever works for you.
We bring all food back to our warehouse first. That’s where our team follow our own quality control process.
This makes sure that all food is fit to be passed on to our charities. We check for things like Use By dates, cross-contamination or anything with meat, poultry or fish in it. If we receive multi-packs in which one item is mouldy, we’ll discard the mouldy piece and save the rest.
The small amount of food waste we have goes into anaerobic digestion.
By working with us, you’re not just supporting us. You’re supporting local charities that are then supporting some of the most vulnerable people in your community. All of the charities we deliver to are helping those at the greatest risk of food poverty. Some provide cooking lessons to children or provide a decent meal to the homeless. Others cook meals for the elderly or support those recovering form substance abuse.
To find out more about our charity partners, just head to Our Charities Page.
“ At Ocado Retail, we’re so proud to support The Felix Project which is one of our key charity partners. In 2022, we donated the equivalent of 1 million meals in surplus food items and almost £1 million in cash. The funds went towards various projects such as refurbishing the Enfield depot and purchasing five electric vans with charging points. ”
“ We are incredibly proud to have The Felix Project as one of our key charity partners. As a company committed to zero food waste, we have been donating our surplus stock to The Felix Project weekly. Every December, we also work closely with them on our Reverse Advent calendar, where our community comes together and turns the traditional advent calendar on its head by giving back instead. ”
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