Last week, His Majesty King Charles III visited The Felix Project at their East London warehouse and next-door kitchen to see first-hand how they tackle food waste and hunger and learn more about how the charity fights food poverty by rescuing surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to over 1,000 charities, community organisations and schools throughout every London borough.
During the visit, His Majesty heard how the charity needs more food and funding to feed Londoners in need during the current cost of living crisis.
With the rising demand for food outpacing the charity’s resources, support from His Majesty, The Prince’s Trust and other charities has been vital so that The Felix Project can invest in their own frozen storage facility and provide 800 fridges or freezers to community groups across the UK, ensuring they can deliver more food to charities who can then safely store it so that nothing goes to waste.
His Majesty met several of the people who work every day feeding London’s most vulnerable, including some of the charity’s very own warehouse staff, chefs and support teams. He also got the opportunity to meet some of the outstanding volunteers who are the lifeblood of The Felix Project’s operation.
At Lazeez Tapas, we’re proud to say that we have been supporting The Felix Project since 2016 and have cooked in their kitchen alongside their chefs.
Photographs courtesy of Lucy Carnaghan Photography and Lucy Young