The Felix Project

Supporting Children in London with Nutritious Food

The Felix Project rescues surplus food and redistributes it for free to nearly 1000 charities in London who support people living in food poverty. Through our schools and holiday programmes we aim to provide enough food for over 2 million nutritious meals to vulnerable children this year.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1168183)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£80,000

Amount raised

£51,652

Time left

2 days

Donations

65

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

London has the highest poverty rate in the UK with more than 1 in 4 people living in poverty. Almost two million Londoners - of which an estimated 400,000 are children under 16 - struggle to afford or access enough food. Children who lose access to free school meals outside of school term times are vulnerable to food insecurity. At the same time, 2.9 million tonnes of edible food waste are generated annually by the UK food industry, with only a small percentage being redistributed.

Solution

The Felix Project rescues surplus food by working in partnership with over 900 suppliers such as wholesalers, supermarkets, farms, shops, restaurants, and hotels. Our team assisted by an army of volunteers sort and redistribute it for free to nearly 1,000 frontline charities, schools and holiday programmes across London. Children who go to school well-fed are able to focus better in the classroom and perform better in their subjects. For their parents, these meals mean safety and security.

  • The Felix Project has helped so many of our families who would really struggle without the additional food. The vast array of fresh food means the whole family can eat a good, healthy meal. Thank you for all your hard work and for making a difference in people's lives.

    — Administrator, Edmonton County Primary School

  • I’ve worked in this field for a long time, holiday hunger is nothing new. This year is worse, there’s no doubt about it. I’ve seen people who have never needed help before in our queues waiting for food. It’s really sad to see that people are now having to rely on the food parcels.

    — Vanessa, Environment and Sustainability Lead, Hammersmith Academy

  • Thinking and worrying about money all the time isn’t easy. I never thought I would have to worry about having enough for the children to eat. There was one point we just didn’t have enough for the pre-paid gas meter, so we had to go without that for more than a week. It’s been a real strain.

    — Rebecca, mother of three children

  • The Felix Project delivers a lot of fresh fruit and veggies, and lots of things that I can make healthy and creative meals for my kids. It’s an amazing charity, and I’m so grateful for all they’re doing for me and for other parents.

    — Allison, single mum of four children