The rising cost of food this year has meant many London families are cutting back on the essentials - breakfast, lunch and dinner. They simply cannot afford to eat and demand for food support has soared.
Now more than ever, we need your help.
Your monthly donation will help us plan and commit resources to meet the increasing demand for our free food supply in London. As little as £10.38 a month delivers a meal a day for someone in real need.
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“ Life is getting very expensive. I can’t afford all the bills. Without this service, we’d be eating food from the rubbish bins. ”
“ We would see a lot more hungry children if food from Felix stopped ”
“ Without the surplus food from the Felix Project, we would not be able to run our community pantry service, which provides heavily discounted weekly shops to help people save money on groceries. The need for this service is especially great during the current cost of living crisis ”, Peabody Pantry, Chingford
“ It’s extremely moving to see a line of people down the street waiting for your arrival. The food is quite extraordinary - stuff I hanker for when I go to the supermarket. Really exceptional fish and extraordinary cuts of meat. ”
“ There’s no reason for children to be starving or going hungry with the amount of surplus food that’s out there. ”, Children with Voices in Hackney
We surveyed 2,006 working parents in London to understand the impact of rising food prices and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
We found 1 in 4 working parents have, on multiple occasions, struggled to afford to feed their children in the last year. That’s the equivalent of over 276,000 working mums or dads across London.
14% of respondents said they have had to turn to a food support service, such as a food bank or pantry for the first time in the last year. That’s around 172,900 working parents and could mean around 474 new people have sought help from a foodbank every day in the capital.
We also found over 1 in 10 working families had up to £20 a week – that’s just £2.85 a day to spend on breakfast, lunch and dinner. This means across London 135,000 people have the same
The survey was carried out between 29th September and 6th October and was answered by 2006 working parents with children under the age of 16 and is a representative survey.
“There is no reason for children to be going hungry with the amount of surplus food that’s out there”
Michelle Dorney, Children with Voices in Hackney
We run a huge logistics operation spanning four warehouses, one kitchen, one green scheme and 42 vans. Thousands of amazing volunteers work tirelessly 6 days a week to fight hunger and food waste, which keeps the running of Felix as efficient as possible. 79p in every £1 is spent directly on our mission to rescue and deliver surplus food for people in need.