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The Felix Project

Founded: 2016, London

Inspiration: Felix (son of charity founder – Justin Byam Shaw) was a kind-hearted, compassionate child who wanted to help those in need of food but sadly lost his battle to meningitis back in 2014.

What they do: The Felix Project is a food redistribution charity that aims to fight against food waste and hunger, helping to feed vulnerable people who have access to very little or no food at all. This help also extends to front-line charities and schools to ensure good quality surplus food that would have gone to waste is reaching those in need.

How do they do it: Felix provides a free door-to-door service to collect surplus food from suppliers and deliver it to charities. In 2020, they even delivered to London’s emergency food hubs, serving people who are ill and in isolation, providing food for 21.1 million meals.

Network: Felix works with a range of manufacturers, restaurants, farms, supermarkets, and wholesalers who all share the common vision of no one should go hungry and good food should never be wasted. They welcome any opportunity to collect fresh produce and any other food if it means meals can be made from it to reduce poverty.

Key facts:

  1. 1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day
  2. 400,000 children are at risk of missing the next meal
  3. A £30 donation will allow us to provide 183 meals
  4. In 2021, Tilda donated 11.4 tonnes of rice in total, which is equivalent to 27,240 meals

How you can help: Join #TeamFelix as a fundraiser, donate, volunteer or become a supplier if you’re an organisation who wants to the journey of fighting hunger and reducing food waste.

Visit our website today and let’s fight hunger together!

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