The Felix Project
This partnership presents natural synergy with a 'waste and recycling' company supporting the endeavours of a charity trying to prevent food waste in the first instance.
LondonEnergy employees have been genuinely moved by their volunteering experiences at The Felix Project. The initiative has had an impact both within the company and on the ground where the charity provides such a vital, lifesaving service to those who don't have enough food to eat.
Who they are
In 2020, The Felix Project provided food for 21.1 million meals to hundreds of charities and suppliers, helping disadvantaged adults and children access high-quality food. During the COVID-19 outbreak, it also delivered to London's emergency food hubs, serving people who were sick and in isolation
The charity was set up in 2016 to tackle food waste and help less fortunate people. They collect good quality, surplus food, check it's fresh and deliver it to over 400 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London.
More about The Felix Project here.
How we work with them
We have worked with The Felix Project since its inception in 2016.
After listening to our employee's feedback in our annual survey, we developed an Employer Supported Volunteer Programme. This includes volunteering one day a year while still receiving full pay. It is an excellent opportunity for colleagues across all sites and departments to meet one another. Already, 5% of our colleagues have volunteered at the depot in 2021 as part of the programme.
Some of our employees have also gathered as a team to organise other fundraising opportunities. Recently, a group of eight colleagues ran the Vitality Big Half Marathon, raising over £2,300. LondonEnergy matched the contribution.