Food for London
Food for London is the new Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund campaign highlighting the disconnect between the prevalent food poverty that exists in London and the tonnes of surplus food that is thrown away or fed to animals.
OUR FOOD FOR LONDON CAMPAIGN
What is it? This £1.6 million initiative seeks to redistribute surplus food to tackle food poverty.
What are we doing?
1. Backing the scale-up of The Felix Project – our flagship charity - which picks up surplus fresh produce from food suppliers and delivers it to charities that provide meals for those in need.
2. Awarding grants of up to £20,000 each to charities, community groups or social enterprises tackling food waste and/or using fresh food to address food poverty. Applications have closed.
Who are our backers?
*We have raised £1.25 million for Felix, including from Citi, Sainsbury’s, Lush founders Mark and Mo Constantine, Uber, Fortnum & Mason and the Felix Byam Shaw Foundation, which has pledged to match money raised for Felix with up to £750,000.
*The £350,000 grants programme is funded by Citi, D&D London and the Dispossessed Fund.
To read more about the Food for London campaign, please check out the coverage in the Evening Standard