Volunteer Max was so inspired by his first shift helping save surplus food from suppliers that he blogged about why he's coming back for more.
He discovered The Felix Project through Benefacto, a social enterprise on a mission to engage more professional people in meaningful volunteering, and said he immediately felt a connection.
"By commuting to work, I see the increasing number of homeless and hungry people. What I wasn't aware of is the bigger underlying issue for people that aren't homeless. Such as families who have children going to school who are not able to provide them with the food they need. Being a Dad myself this really hit home."
You can read Max's blog about his shift here
These are the reasons why he wants to help raise awareness of volunteering at the Felix Project:
- The sense of camaraderie struck me. Everyone pulls together as a team whether you have been there 1 day or 1 year.
- Meeting other people with a common purpose brings a sense of solidarity.
- I got to meet a large number of people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
- It was a rewarding experience where I felt I made an important contribution to the cause.
- It was an eye opener and I learnt so much about the incredible work the charity does.
Would you like to volunteer?
If you'd like volunteer for The Felix Project, it's simple to get involved. Let us know you'd like to help rescue good surplus food for charities, primary schools and holiday clubs, and we'll be in touch!