Maya Jama fronts latest campaign in fight against hunger

Maya Jama joins the fight against hunger, as we work together to deliver one million meals for people in need – part of Deliveroo’s new Full Life pledge.

Working in partnership national brands, Deliveroo, Pret-A-Manger, Co-Op and Waitrose will deliver one million meals to The Felix Project, FareShare and The Pret Foundation, so that surplus food reaches those who need it most across the UK.

As the largest food redistribution charity in London, The Felix Project will ensure that meals feed families and vulnerable communities throughout the capital, by delivering food to the over 900 charities, schools, food banks and COVID hubs we support.

Mark Curtin, CEO of the Felix Project says, “The Felix Project has a huge task this year to deliver the equivalent of 38 million meals for Londoners facing hunger in the wake of coronavirus. We are so thankful to Deliveroo, Maya Jama and all the organisations behind this initiative to help us get another step closer to feeding London.”

Presenter Maya Jama, who is fronting the campaign, joined us at our depot in Enfield to sort through fresh food and help deliver it to St. Peter’s Church, currently running a food bank service in Grange Park. Maya was raised by her mum and aunties as her father was not around. Her mother worked multiple jobs to provide for her family and she knows personally how important it is for communities to pull together and the difference it can make.

Maya says: “I’m so fortunate to have a platform and a voice that will be heard, so I want to do what I can to raise awareness about how severe the food poverty crisis is here in the UK.

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About The Felix Project
The Felix Project is London's largest food redistribution charity. We rescue good food that cannot be sold and deliver it direct to charities and schools serving people in need. Our vision is a London where no one goes hungry and good food is never wasted. We are on a mission to deliver 38 million meals this year.

About Deliveroo
Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 115,000 best-loved restaurants and grocery partners, as well as 100,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with around 2,000 employees in offices around the globe.

Deliveroo operates in nearly 800 towns and cities across 12 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.