The Felix Project, the charity that saves surplus food for people in need, has opened a new depot in Enfield.
Community groups and charities across North London will get access to fresh and nutritious food to provide meals, snacks or food parcels for their clients including the elderly, the homeless, those with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers, families and children.
The Enfield depot will collect, sort, and re-distribute fresh food free of charge to charities, helping them save money on the food they provide for some of London’s most vulnerable people. The Felix Project already provides food for over 19,700 meals a week from its depot in West London, and the new Enfield depot will more than double this capacity, with surplus food collected from supermarkets, wholesalers, delis and others in the area.
The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Christine Hamilton, opened the new depot saying: “Food poverty is a huge and growing problem in London, yet every year the UK throws away millions of tonnes of good food. The Felix Project’s new distribution centre will provide surplus food to charities to help people in Enfield and beyond. If you are a charity providing food to people in need, a supplier with good surplus food, or if you would like to volunteer, you can contact the Felix Project to find out how you can help.”