Did you know that in London, one of the richest cities in the world, 1 in 4 working parents now struggle to afford to feed their family, and children are going to bed hungry? All this while tonnes of good food go to waste daily.
We are London´s biggest redistribution charity. Every year we rescue and deliver the equivalent of over 30 million meals to more than 1000 community organisations across London.
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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. ”
“ 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 would see a lot more hungry children if food from Felix stopped ”
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 food bank 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.