In an effort to combat hunger and food waste in London, the Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a new three-year partnership with The Felix Project, London’s leading food redistribution charity.
As part of this partnership, the Garfield Weston Foundation has committed to awarding £300,000 to Felix’s Kitchen over the next three years. This funding will be used to further the charity’s work— to provide fresh, nutritious, and tasty meals to Londoners who may otherwise go hungry. The first instalment of £100,000 that has been received will help Felix turn rescued surplus food into 70,000 meals that will be delivered to hundreds of charities, schools and community groups. The meals will feed some of the most vulnerable Londoners who are impacted by the growing cost-of-living crisis.
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £90 million annually. The foundation was established in 1958 by the Weston Family and is one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK, funding a variety of organisations across the welfare, youth, and community sectors.
Philippa Charles, Director at the Garfield Weston Foundation, said: 'Our Trustees are delighted to be collaborating with The Felix Project and are very pleased to help Felix's Kitchen turn surplus food into nutritious meals to feed vulnerable Londoners.'
Tanya Mitchell, Director of Income Generation and Marketing at Felix Project, said: ‘The last few years have been extraordinary. As inflation rises and the cost-of-living skyrockets, Londoners are having a harder time putting nutritious meals on the table for their families. The Felix Project is providing a solution — we’re delivering millions of meals to Londoners in dire need. Our operations have grown over the last few years, but the city’s requirements are growing at an unprecedented rate. We are so thankful to the Garfield Weston Foundation for their support in getting us another step closer to feeding London.’