The Felix Project, our delivery partner in London, works from 4 depots in Enfield, Poplar, Deptford and Park Royal to rescue good food from going to waste and provide it to over 1,000 community groups and schools across the capital supporting thousands of Londoners in need. In Central London they run a scheme using electric van, cycle and walking routes to collect and deliver food from retailers and food-2-go outlets. Their Poplar site also houses Felix’s Kitchen which prepares and cooks thousands of nutritious, culturally diverse meals from the same rescued surplus food every day.
The Felix Project depots, Central London scheme and Felix’s Kitchen all welcome volunteers who can spare time to help ensure that good, surplus food gets to the people who need it most.
Volunteers can get involved driving vans, cycling bikes or walking to deliver food supplies to amazing frontline organisations across London. You can also sign up to volunteer in the warehouse for morning or afternoon shifts and will be part of a team that helps to sort and pick food, input food information on the computer system and even chat with the community groups and schools about their food needs for the coming week. In Felix’s Kitchen you can be involved in the preparation of meals and helping to label and pack them ready for distribution across London.
To get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“There is so much food wasted every day when there are people all around us who are hungry. Collecting surplus food donated by supermarkets and delivering it direct to other charities, who then use this food to make meals, is such a simple but brilliant idea.”
Tony Stokes, volunteer
“FareShare helps us improve the diets of people in the local community: we provide three of the recommended 5-a-day and are able to introduce seasonal variety into our meals. This is especially important for those who cannot cook for themselves due to disability, as well as for those who are experiencing poverty.”
Erica at Disabled People’s Contact, Deptford
HEAD OFFICE/GENERAL CONTACT
Unit 6, Kendal Court
Tel: 020 3034 4360
PARK ROYAL (WEST LONDON)
Unit 6, Kendal Court
DEPTFORD (SOUTH LONDON)
Unit 7 Deptford Trading Estate
Tel: 0207 394 2478
POPLAR & FELIX’S KITCHEN (EAST LONDON)
Unit 12 & 14 Thomas Road Industrial Estate
Tel: 07553 076 645
Mon-Fri : 8am – 6pm
Sat : 8am – 12 noon
Sun : Closed