Watford Market wants your unwanted food

This Christmas, don’t let your unwanted food go to waste.

Published: Friday, 23rd December 2016

Between Wednesday 28 December and Friday 30 December, New Watford Market have arranged for donated produce to be collected by the Felix Project, who will deliver it at no cost to a burgeoning network of charities that prepare meals for the most destitute and socially isolated.

The Felix Project was set up earlier this year, in memory of Felix Byam Shaw, an Oxfordshire school boy who tragically lost his life to meningitis in 2014. He hated poverty and deprivation, and so when his parents heard that supermarkets and the food industry throw away more than four million tons of food each year, while 500,000 children in the UK go to school hungry, they were moved to do something about it. The charity has been backed by the Mayor of London and delivers food daily to selected partner charities such as the Sufra Food Bank and Kitchen and St Mungo’s.

Bring any food that is still within its use by date (except fresh meat and fish products) to the drop-off point by the bottom of the lift in New Watford Market before lunchtime on Friday 30 December, and help feed those in need this Christmas time.

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