EALING-based Catalyst housing association is giving a London charity £2,000 to help buy 500 extra food crates.

The Felix Project fights food waste and hunger, helping disadvantaged adults and children get access to high quality food.

It takes in fresh food and cupboard staples that would otherwise go to waste at supermarkets, wholesalers and farms and delivers to frontline charities, schools and holiday programmes from its hubs in Park Royal and Enfield.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the charity has seen a huge rise in demand for its food crate deliveries.

Felix desperately needed more empty crates – which is where Catalyst’s grant has helped.

Catalyst, based at Ealing Gateway on the Uxbridge Road, set up a fund to help charities support their communities during the pandemic.