1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day, 400,000 children are at risk of missing the next meal. Meanwhile, our food industry generates 3 million tonnes of good, edible surplus food each year.
We have partnered with The Felix Project, who are a London-based food redistribution charity to tackle the issues.
The Felix Project rescue good, surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is high-quality and nutritious, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, salads, meat and fish. We collect or receive food from over 539 suppliers, including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, restaurants and delis.
This is then sorted out by a team of volunteers and is then delivered this to almost 1000 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London. That way, food that would have gone to waste is reaching vulnerable people, homeless, people with mental health or those who simply cannot afford to buy regular, healthy food.
How have we supported this cause?
We are located in one of the most deprived areas of London with the vast majority of our families being vulnerable or on low income. We partnered with the Felix Project in 2020, when the world was struck by COVID-19 and families were in need of food. In addition to the pressures of covid, there has been further need due to the cost of living crisis. Since 2020 we have handed out 2000+ community food boxes to our families including families who are refugees living at the local hotels.
We also partnered up with Give Help Share who, when possible, provides us with food parcels to top up our food boxes every week.
How to donate?
Any support from the local community is a good start. If you want to donate to our weekly foodbank, we will be more than happy to take any non-perishable food and toilertries. Please feel free to drop this off to our school office.
What other local foodbank is there?
If you need support and live in Barnet and are looking for the nearest foodbank to you. Please visit Food banks | Barnet Council