The Felix Project is a local charity working with food suppliers and charities to reduce food waste and food poverty. From its warehouse in Park Royal, it redistributes food collected from supermarkets, wholesalers and other suppliers to charities which provide meals, snacks or food parcels for their clients, including the elderly, the homeless, people with mental health issues, and vulnerable families and children. Many of the recipient charities are local, including Ealing Food Bank, Ealing Soup Kitchen, the Log Cabin and Acton Homeless Concern. Haslemere is about to become another (small) supplier, and Bob Gowans will co-ordinate the collection of surplus fruit and veg donated by plotholders for delivery to the Felix Project warehouse.

The Felix Project was set up only two years ago by the friends and family of Felix, a young boy who died suddenly of meningitis, whose great passion and concern was food waste. You can read more about its work here.

It’s a great cause, a great way to deal with the courgette glut, and very few food miles involved too. You’ll find a table with crates for your donations on plot 48A, in the middle of the site by the path.