Ledley supports new initiative tackling food poverty
Tue 27 July 2021, 14:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Club ambassador Ledley King appeared as a special guest at the opening of The Felix Project’s new community kitchen facility in East London.
Founded in 2016, The Felix Project is London’s largest food redistribution charity, which rescues good food that cannot be sold and delivers it direct to charities and schools serving people in need. In 2020 alone, The Felix Project delivered over 21 million meals across London in exceptional circumstances and this year, it is on a mission to deliver even more.
With operations already in West, North, Central and South London, The Felix Project has launched Felix’s Kitchen, supported by The London Evening Standard, to combat hunger in the holidays.
Located in Poplar, the kitchen will be able to turn surplus food from its warehouse into 100,000 nutritious prepared meals which volunteers will then deliver to charities across Tower Hamlets, Hackney, and Newham for children and families in need.
The Club is a supporter of The Felix Project and has donated over 1,200 items of surplus food from the stadium during the pandemic.
Furthermore, as part of the Club’s response to COVID-19, a food hub was created within the South Stand at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to serve the most vulnerable people in our community.
We have also been running a text-to-donate fundraising drive since January, in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, for North Enfield and Tottenham foodbanks, assisting people living in crisis.
Speaking at the event, Ledley said: “It was great to attend the launch of The Felix Kitchen. As someone who is from the local area, it was fantastic to come down and see the brilliant work being done for such a worthwhile cause.
"After what has been a challenging time for so many, it has never been more important to support those most in need within our local communities. Congratulations to The Felix Project for building an incredible facility that will help make a difference to many children and families.”
Mark Curtin, CEO, The Felix Project, said: “We want to say a big thank you to Spurs ambassador Ledley King, who joined us to help launch The Felix Project’s first ever kitchen operation, which cooks restaurant-style dishes from surplus food to help families in East London who experience food poverty.
“We have capacity to make as many as 100,000 meals out of our new high-end kitchen facility this summer, but none of this would be possible without the support of people like Ledley and great London institutions like Tottenham Hotspur who are always so supportive of our work in the community.”
The Felix Project is actively recruiting volunteers. To find out more, visit www.thefelixproject.org.