Lavender goes green for Felix
Children at Lavender Primary School went “green” for the day to support The Felix Project, a charity which distributes surplus food to vulnerable people.
As part of World Food Week, pupils were invited to come to school wearing something green – a pair of socks, a jumper or even an entire uniform – in exchange for a small donation. The event raised £400 for the charity. Children also helped to put out the food donations, which were then given to families in need in the local community.
The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and delivers it to charities and schools, so that they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society.
Lavender headteacher Jodie Corbett says: “The Felix Project is a charity that has a special place in our hearts here at Lavender. Every Wednesday they deliver food to our school, even during lockdown, providing an invaluable service to our community and also helping to reduce the 1.9 million tonnes of food waste generated each year in this country.”
Jodie adds: “The children really enjoyed taking part in the Go Green For Felix event and were delighted to have helped raise £400 for this important cause.”
The Ivy Learning Trust and our schools are proud to work with and support The Felix Trust. For more information about the charity, visit thefelixproject.org.