Servo Group signs one-year partnership with food distribution charity

March 6, 2024

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Servo Group has signed a one-year corporate partnership with food distribution charity, The Felix Project, which has supplied the equivalent of 32 million meals.

According to the company, Servo Group is planning a series of events to back the charity, including volunteering stints from its staff with Divisional Director Andy Haynes keen to help out.

Servo Group’s impact on the community

“At Servo, we are always keen to identify causes that align with our own values and that make a direct, substantial impact in the communities within which we work and The Felix Project definitely fits that bill,” said Jack Hill, Commercial Manager, Servo Group.

“We’re impressed by the magnitude of its work in such a short space of time and we’re looking forward to contributing to that over the next 12 months through support, events and staff volunteering hours.”

The Felix Project reports it is London’s largest food rescue charity, in 2023 it supported over 1,119 community organisations, including 170 schools across every borough of London.

The charity, which was founded in 2014, has seen a huge increase in demand for its services during the cost-of-living crisis, with 89% of the community organisations it supports revealing they are worried about meeting increased demands from beneficiaries in the coming year.

Servo Group, which provides security services, CCTV and cleaning to clients around the UK, supports a range of causes but with a recent surge in its client base in the capital, it was keen to find a charity partner where its support would make an impact.

40% experience food insecurity

“With 40% of London’s children having experienced food insecurity in the past month, demand from our services is huge,” said Will Savage, Head of Corporate Partnerships, The Felix Project.

“Every single organisation we give food to is desperate for more and we have over 630 organisations on our waiting list.

“We cannot start helping them until we get a lot more support. We rely on corporate sponsors like Servo Group to provide the help we need to increase our capacity and be there to try and alleviate some of the struggles that up to one in four working London parents are currently facing.”

The Felix Project was launched in 2014, in memory of the founders’ 14-year old son who died suddenly of meningitis.

It rescues food from suppliers across London, including supermarkets and restaurants which would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to front-line organisations and schools, with more than half reaching the top fifth most deprived areas of London.

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