The project started in August, with the first delivery of fresh fruit, vegetables and store cupboard products being distributed to residents through the Havelock Community Centre, Southall. Since this first delivery, we’ve worked in partnership to give the equivalent of 26,190 meals to local families.
With around 800 people from different local communities getting involved, we’ve distributed food across three of our main hubs: Beethoven Centre, Green Man Lane and Havelock Community Centre.
During the holidays we know many families struggle without the safety net of school meals to turn to. Through our partnership with the Felix Project, we’ve provided food to those of you who would usually receive free school meals during term time.
Denise Da Silva, Enterprise Coordinator at A2Dominion, said: “Partnering with the Felix Project has been incredible and we’re developing opportunities to support more of you through local community projects.
“During the school holidays, families walked away with more than just a food bag, it opened up conversations and provided an opportunity for us to give support and advice. The project benefits the environment too, as we’re reducing food waste from farms before it gets to supermarkets.”
Following the success of the pilot, we’re planning to make the project a permanent fixture. It will be expanded to cover three more community locations in Hillingdon, Feltham and Brentford. We’ll keep you updated on our progress.
For more information on how we support our communities, take a look at our Investing in communities page.