Food redistribution charity needs volunteers

Felix Food redistribution charity needs volunteers in Bow

The Felix Project is a food waste redistribution charity. They rescue good, surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. It’s then delivered to over 400 front-line charities, something especially useful during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They currently operate in Park Royal, Enfield, Deptford and Zone 1. They’re planning to open a new depot in East London early next year, and are considering locating it in Bow.

They’ll be looking for the following volunteers:

  • Warehouse Assistants work as part of team to sort the food we receive and prepare this food for delivery to our partner organisations. Anyone can get involved, as long as they are relatively fit.
  • Drivers go out in one of our green Felix vans on a designated route around London, delivering food to charities, schools and other organisations. They get a chance to see where the food goes, who it helps and even pick up more food to be sorted and re-distributed. Drivers need to be over 21 years old.
  • Co-drivers accompany our drivers out on a route in the van, helping to load and unload the van and getting in touch with organisations and suppliers on route.
  • Walkers/Cyclists collect food on foot or by bike from our suppliers, and then deliver this food directly to organisations who can give it out to people who need it the most. This role can be done in pairs or as a group.

They say: “In preparation for the opening of our new depot we are getting in touch with schools, local community groups and other organisations based in the local area to enquire whether they would be interested in promoting our volunteering opportunities, recruiting volunteers or providing volunteers for the East London depot? We would love to have volunteers lined up to fill shifts when we open up in the Spring. At this stage, we are just putting together a list of organisations that would be interested in hearing more about our volunteering opportunities when we start recruitment for the new depot!”

If your organisation would be interested in being added to this list, please could you provide the following:

Name, email address and phone number of best person to contact.

How many volunteers you might be able to recruit (please note volunteers have to be aged 16 or over).

Whether you would be able to recruit volunteers on a one off or ongoing basis. Email the Felix Project here.

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