Food for London: The Felix Project praise Rashford campaign and deliver food boxes to youth centre
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The Felix Project, which delivers surplus food to the vulnerable, has served over 13.5 million lockdown meals with the support of our Food For London Now campaign. Funds donated via our appeal have helped it quadruple capacity and deliver about two million meals a month.
This week Felix is working with more than 80 school holiday programmes and organisations including the Concorde, Hackney Marsh Adventure playground and Chefs in Schools to provide 25,000 free meals to children.
Emelia Jackson, 37, a former carer and mum, said: “I think the Government refusing the [free meal] voucher is disgusting — when they were giving out the vouchers before, it was really helpful for the children.”
Anna Taylor, executive director of the Food Foundation, said the Government needed to put in place a credible long-term plan on food poverty, and should implement the recommendations in its National Food Strategy.