MP for Ealing Central and Acton Dr Rupa Huq spent the day with food charity ‘The Felix Project’ at their depot in Park Royal. The Felix Project is a charity which works with food suppliers and charities to reduce food surplus and food poverty.
The charity collects food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers, food that is fresh and nutritious, but cannot be sold for various reasons. The food is then delivered free of charge to a range of charities across London who provide meals, snacks or food parcels for their communities. These include the elderly, the homeless, those with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers and vulnerable families and their children. The simple aim of The Felix Project is to see good food go to good causes.
Rupa praised The Felix Project saying - “There can be no justification for food poverty in a country such as ours. However it does, and having such a fantastic charity based out of Ealing is a real source of pride, and it was inspiring to see the work they do. The Felix Project is always looking for new volunteers, as they couldn’t do what they do without them. If you can spare a morning, an afternoon or an evening a week, volunteering with them it’s a great way to be a part of them and our local community”
Hilary Croft, CEO of The Felix Project, reflected on Rupa’s visit and explained “It was very encouraging having Rupa come and see our important work in action. We are re-distributing 10 tons of food that would otherwise go to waste every week, and this serves around 12,000 Londoners who need our support the very most. I am delighted that Rupa is championing what we do. It is so important that we start to realise the dual issues of both food surplus and food poverty that exists in our community and that we work together to address it”.
To find out a bit more about volunteering for The Felix Project and supporting their vital work either as a driver, co-pilot or helping to organise deliveries from their Park Royal depot you can read their Volunteering FAQs or complete your details online and they’ll be in contact very soon: