Canary Wharf joins forces with the Felix Project to tackle food poverty

Canary Wharf Group and The Felix Undertaking, a meals redistribution charity have agreed a long-term partnership that can see them be part of forces to deal with meals poverty in London.

The 2 organisations intention to ship long run social affect whereas prioritising sustainability as they deal with this pressing difficulty, which sees round 400,000 kids within the capital going to mattress with out consuming a correct night meal.

The Felix Undertaking, which has 4 depots throughout London, together with one near Canary Wharf in close by Poplar, will profit from the energy, vibrancy and scale of the Property. Canary Wharf Groupwill facilitate entry to its companies, employees and residents whereas additionally offering amenities, logistics help and assist within the type of volunteering and fundraising drives.

The primary main initiative would be the launch of the brand new Canary Wharf Inexperienced Scheme, which entails volunteers from the Property delivering surplus meals from retailers on to native charities, colleges and group organisations. A number of retailers on the Property have already signed as much as the scheme, together with M&S, Joe Blake’s and Waitrose. With over 70 cafes, bars and eating places and 7 grocery shops on the Property, the 2 organisations are aiming for a lot of extra to come back on board over the approaching months.

The Inexperienced Scheme will launch this week – at capability this can present over 1,000 meals every week, via round 10 completely different local people organisations, saving over 500 kilos of excellent meals from going to waste. To make this occur, Canary Wharf Group and The Felix Undertaking are aiming to recruit as many as 1,500 volunteers.

The following section of the partnership will see surplus components from Canary Wharf’s eating places and workplace canteens rescued and cooked into scorching meals at Felix Kitchen in close by Poplar, which will likely be distributed to local people organisations.

Shobi Khan, CEO at Canary Wharf Group feedback:  “We’re delighted to be partnering with The Felix Undertaking. At Canary Wharf Group, we perceive that we’ve a duty to create a optimistic and lasting affect that goes past the buildings and locations we create.

“Our function is to deliver individuals collectively to reinforce lives now and, sooner or later, and we’ve at all times prided ourselves on our capacity to create long-standing significant relationship with our communities primarily based round Canary Wharf. By means of partnerships like this we intention to make sure Canary Wharf is greater than only a place to stay or work, however a spot the place you could be linked to the local people and might have a optimistic social affect.

“The enterprise group at Canary Wharf has an enormous half to play in making The Felix Undertaking a hit and certainly a few of our native firms are already on board, together with Morgan Stanley and Barclays. With such a focus of retail and workplace companies on the Property, a key a part of our function as accomplice will likely be to introduce the charity to our wider group and convey the dimensions that’s wanted to have an actual, lasting impact on native individuals’s lives.

“We now have so many individuals who can play their half, whether or not they work, stay or recurrently go to right here, and I urge anybody prepared to spare a few hours to enroll to volunteer and assist us get surplus meals to those that want it probably the most.”

Charlotte Hill, CEO of The Felix Undertaking feedback:  “Within the UK, 4.7m individuals are combating the price of meals. This is a matter we can not afford to disregard and the state of affairs is crucial because the cost-of-living disaster intensifies. Many Londoners are attempting to feed themselves on lower than £3 a day.

“We’re thrilled to accomplice with Canary Wharf Group as they’re within the distinctive place to have the ability to convene the lots of of companies, retailers, workers and residents on the Property to deal with this difficulty collectively, which means we’ll have a a lot higher social affect than we might in any other case. They’ve the entry and logistics that we have to make the scheme a hit at a time when the necessity is so excessive, and are dedicated to the identical lengthy lasting, sustainable and significant change that we constructed our charity for.”

By means of the partnership, Canary Wharf Group will likely be internet hosting a lot of fundraising alternatives together with The Felix Undertaking’s first flagship occasion in autumn, to be introduced within the coming months.

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