Celebrities back London homeless and food poverty campaign

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Actor David Morrissey and chef Melissa Hemsley are set to join The Felix Project and other charities for a campaign event highlighting their efforts to reduce food poverty in London.

The charity said it will host the event at 12.30 on 2 April at the base of homeless charity the Single Homeless Project in Camden, North London.

With the recent announcement of a national measure of UK food insecurity and a government fund being made available to help reduce food waste, this event will celebrate organisations working together to dramatically reduce food waste and simultaneously improve social inclusion, health and wellbeing through free nutritious food and community meals.

Morrissey regularly volunteers for The Felix Project and will help rescue and deliver food to a hostel in the heart of Camden that supports homeless people with complex needs, the charity said. 

The hostel is run by the Single Homeless Project (SHP) and caters for 28 individuals who experience more than one problem including homelessness, substance misuse and mental health.

Tackling food poverty: Chef Melissa Hemsley will cook for charity

Meanwhile, Chef Melissa Hemsley, who was keen to be involved in a project that combines thrift, recycling and sharing, will be cooking the rescued food for all of the residents at the hostel.

Together, they will demonstrate how charities such as The Felix Project, are working to improve sustainability and tackling food poverty by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to the most vulnerable in our society.

The Felix Project charity rescues surplus food and delivers it to over 250 charities and schools in London. Whilst all these charities are feeding vulnerable and disadvantaged people, over 100 of them are specifically helping London’s homeless.

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