Ocado donates £500000 to London food charity Felix Project for new electric vans

Online grocery giant Ocado has teamed up with the Felix Project to help feed vulnerable Londoners.

The firm has given £500,000 to the food redistribution charity to pay for five new electric delivery vans and nine charging points for them.

It comes as the firm opens one of its quick delivery Zoom by Ocado sites in Canning Town near the Project’s east London kitchen, which was built with £1 million from the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund and donations from readers.

Charlotte Hill runs the Felix Project, which was the Standard’s charity partner in our Food for London campaign to tackle food poverty. She hailed Ocado’s “fantastic” donation and said the firm “helped donate the equivalent of 1.6 million meals for those facing hunger” last year.

The Felix Project produces more than 1.5 million meals a year. It was set up by Justin Byam Shaw, then chairman of the Evening Standard, in memory of his late son Felix.

George Dean, who heads Zoom by Ocado, said the donation was part of the firm’s commitment “to being the best neighbour possible”.

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