The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Food for London

Food for London is the new Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund campaign highlighting the disconnect between the prevalent food poverty that exists in London and the tonnes of surplus food that is thrown away or fed to animals. 


What is it? This £1 million-plus initiative seeks to redistribute surplus fresh food to tackle food poverty.

What are we doing? We are:

1) Backing the scale-up of The Felix Project – our flagship charity - which picks up fresh surplus produce from food suppliers and delivers it at no cost to a range of charities that provides meals or snacks for those in need, including the homeless, the elderly and those with mental health issues.

2) Awarding grants to groups through an open grants programme. The £320,000 open grants programme is funded by Citi, D&D London and the Dispossessed Fund.

Who can apply for grants? If you are a charity, community group, CIC or social enterprise tackling food waste and/or using fresh food to address food poverty, you can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £20,000. Apply by 11 November to The London Community Foundation, the charity that manages the Dispossessed Fund, at:

Who are our backers

* So far we have raised over £800,000 for Felix from Citi, Sainsbury’s, Mark and Mo Constantine (co-founders of Lush), D & D restaurant group, The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, an anonymous hedge-fund boss and the Felix Byam Shaw Foundation, which has pledged to match-fund money raised by our campaign for Felix with up to £750,000.


The Felix Project is looking for more:

1) Food Suppliers - including supermarkets, wholesalers and food outlets to donate surplus food;

2) Charities – who provide meals/snacks for those in need and could benefit from a free supply of fresh food;

3) Volunteers - to drive Felix vans, help with deliveries and collections, or in the warehouse.

Please email 

To read more about the Food for London campaign, please check out the coverage in the Evening Standard.

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