Bestway’s Felix Project support continues during Covid-19
Bestway has called upon more business to support the Felix Project as the wholesaler continues to donate to the charity.
The cash and carry giant began supplying the Felix Project with surplus stock and much-needed supplies in February 2019, with the charity collecting fresh, nutritious food that can’t be sold and distributing to charities and schools to help vulnerable people.
Last year’s donations of 4,705 crates of food and provided 130,000 meals saw Bestway become the charity’s 10th biggest food donator and the flow of food hasn’t stopped during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Felix Project is an invaluable charity providing nutritious food to those in need, and we applaud what they are doing now more than ever, when so many vulnerable people are in need of food that they aren’t in a position to buy,” said Bestway Wholesale Managing Director, Dawood Pervez.
“It takes a lot of hard work and planning for any business to implement social distancing and new health and safety measures so as to continue a delivered operation and so to see the Felix Project team having achieved this and even expanded their operations so that smaller charities and dependent organisations including the homeless, survivors of domestic abuse and refugees can still get the food they need is highly commendable.
“In a normal week, we provide approximately three pallets of surplus stock to the Felix Project; surplus caused by damages, short dates or broken packaging and despite availability challenges of our own, we have continued to donate food throughout the coronavirus outbreak because we see this as our ethical duty to support those in need.”
The Felix Project has seen demand for their food packages grow as the coronavirus crisis rumbles on.
“Over the past few weeks we have tripled the amount of food we send out across London to help people in need,” adds Felix Project CEO Mark Curtin.
“We even set a record for us by redistributing 44 tonnes of food in one day. We still rescue surplus food from wholesalers and deliver it direct to food banks, schools, and other charities.
“But during this Covid-19 crisis, we are also delivering large quantities of food into new emergency food hubs, delivering to hospitals, and delivering hot meals from restaurants. Our food is also being cooked into meals and delivered direct to people’s doors, by both food hubs and local charities.
“We are doing all we can to respond to this crisis, to help the most vulnerable get food and make sure no one is left behind. But we need help to reach as many people as possible. A £30 donation will deliver 165 meals for people in desperate need.”Bestway charity coronavirus covid-19 Felix Project