The Felix Project is a London-based charity working to reduce food waste and food poverty. They collect food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers right across the commercial food industry – food that is fresh and nutritious but cannot be sold for various reasons. They deliver this food free of charge to charities and schools, serving people who are extremely vulnerable and living at the margins of society.
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a tremendous demand for food. The Felix Project staff and volunteers are working tirelessly at the frontline of this crisis, doing all they can to rescue and deliver more food than ever before. They have quadrupled their operations since lockdown started, delivering food for 1.6 million meals in April alone. They are delivering food to London’s emergency food hubs, as well as to 100s of small charities operating on a financial knife-edge. Their food is reaching people in isolation, people who are sick, the elderly, homeless, domestic abuse survivors, families and children, refugees, and any other people who find they can no longer afford or find food. The Felix Project is currently delivering approximately 400,000 meals per week to London boroughs, charities and primary schools.
Funds from the Scheinberg Relief Fund secured the delivery of 1.1 million meals to people across London in isolation, including the sick, elderly, homeless, refugees, families and children during the first wave of the pandemic. Match funding was also provided to secure a WRAP grant to open a new Felix hub in East London.
With no end to the pandemic in sight and the resulting increase in food insecurity across London, the Scheinberg Relief Fund provided seed funding for The Felix Project to get their ‘Felix’s Kitchen for London’ off the ground in 2021.