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Evening Standard Corona Crisis Appeal

Evening Standard Corona Crisis Appeal

Why we need your help

The Evening Standard and Independent have launched an appeal to fund the delivery of desperately needed food to poor, elderly and vulnerable Londoners who are unable to afford food or cannot access it because they and their families are self-isolating and at high risk of losing their lives from catching the coronavirus. 

They have teamed up with The Felix Project - a start-up charity we helped launch in 2016 and now London’s largest surplus food distributor - to deliver produce to community hubs that will be set up in every London borough, with the first hubs expected to be operational from as early as next week. 

The Felix deliveries will be part of a hugely ambitious pan-London plan to feed the vulnerable that has been initiated by the London Food Alliance, a new organisation set up to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak and comprising the city’s three biggest food surplus distributors – The Felix Project, FareShare and City Harvest. 

This collaborative city-wide operation is an urgent, brilliant innovation that is set to become the fourth emergency service of our capital. But without financial support it will flounder. Charities like The Felix Project deliver 10 tonnes of food - or 22,000 meals - a day to the needy, including to hungry children who rely on free school meals, but they have seen their funding drop off a cliff since the outbreak of the virus, so their capacity to carry out this crucial work will need our support. 

That is why they are calling on corporates, charitable foundations and readers whose jobs are secure to donate money to help us feed London and save lives. 

To spearhead the appeal, and with immediate effect, a £350,000 grant from the endowment of the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund has been sanctioned to help fund The Felix Project at this unprecedented time.  

HOW THE SCHEME WILL WORK

What is happening? A new initiative called The London Food Alliance has been set up by the capital’s three largest food surplus distributors – The Felix Project, FareShare and City Harvest - to pick up nutritious surplus food from suppliers and deliver it in bulk to community hubs in each borough

How will food get to people? Each borough will create hubs to receive the surplus food, divide it into food parcels and deliver them to the doorstep of vulnerable Londoners 

Who will get food? Boroughs are in touch with local charities, foodbanks and community centres as well as the government to ascertain who is most vulnerable and in need 

How have the food redistributors carved up London? The Felix Project is responsible for co-ordinating surplus food supply across: Barnet, Camden, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Islington, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster. FareShare will co-ordinate: Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth. City Harvest will do: Brent, City of London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, Richmond. Actual deliveries to boroughs might be made by any of the three providers, based on what is most efficient on the day. 

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