Travers Smith LLP is delighted to announce that The Felix Project, a London-based food redistribution waste charity, will be the firm's major charity partner for 2020-2022.
Millions of people in the UK regularly experience hunger. 1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day, and 400,000 children are at risk of missing the next meal. Meanwhile, the UK food industry generates almost 2 million tonnes of good, edible surplus food each year. The Felix Project makes it their mission to help combat both issues. The charity rescues surplus fresh food, that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributes it across London. The food is delivered to over 800 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London, reaching vulnerable, homeless and people with mental health or those who simply cannot afford to buy regular, healthy food.
Over the next two years Travers Smith will be working closely with The Felix Project to support its ongoing activities, as well as assist the charity in achieving its strategic priorities. In addition to fundraising and volunteering, the firm will also be providing pro bono legal support to The Felix Project.
Travers Smith's CSR Partner Donald Lowe said: 'I am delighted that The Felix Project has been voted through as our new major charity partner, demonstrating that fighting hunger and food waste is a cause close to many people's hearts at Travers Smith. Providing regular meals to disadvantaged adults and children has never been more crucial than during these fraught and difficult times. We are fully committed to supporting the charity over the next two years to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society don’t go hungry and have access to fresh and healthy meals, every day."
If you have any questions about our work with our major charity partner, or any aspect of our CSR programme, please contact our CSR & Diversity Director, Chris Edwards.