Food waste charity takes to Crowdfunder to expand across London

Anne Elkins, Project Coordinator, The Felix Projec

The Felix Project provides more than 2,000 meals a week to charities, using surplus food collected from supermarkets and other shops that may otherwise be thrown away.

There's a lot of food to spare and the London-based organisation's Park Royal depot has reached capacity, so it's launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand into a second site.

The Felix Project was founded by Evening Standard Chairperson Justin Byam Shaw in memory of his son Felix, who died suddenly of meningitis at the age of 14.

It's been part of the newspaper's Food for London campaign, which has gained support from people including Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

He commented: "It's win-win. With the best will in the world, you are going to have surplus food, and this campaign ingeniously turns the problem of food waste into a social solution to help address food poverty."

An exclusive tour of the Evening Standard is among the rewards available for those to pledge to the campaign on Crowdfunder, which seeks to raise a total of £160,000 by December 22nd. Other rewards include recipe cards from top chefs to help turn leftovers into gourmet family meals and fridge thermometers to keep food at its best.

This video explains more about The Felix Project and the amazing stuff its 135 volunteers do.

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