King Charles made a solo trip to East London this morning after Queen Consort Camilla pulled out so she could continue to recuperate from COVID-19. The King visited the Felix Project, a food distribution charity in Poplar which helps provide food to some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
The charity was founded in 2016 by Justin and Jane Byam Shaw to help tackle food waste and food poverty through reclaiming surplus food from supermarkets and manufacturers to resdistribute to those in need.
They currently supply around 1,000 community groups and schools across London with food, alongside homeless shelters, food banks, pantries and domestic abuse refuges.
During his visit Charles met with volunteers and community partners, toured the site’s warehouse and kitchen and met with the charity’s supporters at a short reception.
The King and the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund have both contributed to a £1million starter fund providing the organisation with fridges and freezers, to enable them to keep their food fresher for longer.
So far over 600 fridges and freezers have already been distiributed across the country, with 200 more currently being prepared.
This summer the charity will give out its 100 millionth meal since it began.
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