Right now, millions of people in the UK regularly experience hunger. Yet tonnes of surplus fresh food is thrown away every day. The Felix Project set out to change this because they believe no one should have to miss a meal. Fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold, and would overwise go to waste, is collected by the project. Volunteers then sort and deliver this surplus food to 400 front-line charities, holiday programmes and schools in London so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in society.
Volunteering at The Felix Project is a great way to fight food waste and hunger in London, as well as give back to the local community. It’s also a fun way to keep fit, practise mindfulness and meet different kinds of people. Plus, any food that they are not able to distribute is free for volunteers to take home.
The Felix Project are currently looking for people to volunteer in their brand-new depot in East London, opening in April 2021. This operation in Poplar will be their largest one yet so they will need as many volunteers as possible! There will be opportunities to drive, accompany drivers, and help out in the warehouse. The volunteering shifts are very flexible, and volunteers can fit their volunteering into their own schedules. To see what goes in on one of their warehouses, take a look at the video of Tacia below, which was made last year for Channel 4.
You can find more information and FAQs about volunteering on their website https://thefelixproject.org/help-us/volunteer-london
If you’d like to sign up to volunteer in East London, you can fill out an application form here.