Dental charity’s £2K donation allows food charity to provide 5,800 meals

A charity which turns unwanted crowns and bridges from dental practices into money to support children’s charities, has donated £2000 to London’s largest food charity.

Gold for Kids – founded by dentists Dr Leticia Casanova and Dr David Holmes – in Wimpole Street, Westminster, collects waste dental crowns and bridges and melt them down, using the money to help support children in need.

The £2,000 sum was donated to The Felix Project, which collects surplus food and delivers it to food banks, social kitchens, schools and day centres.

Madeleine van Hilten, from The Felix Project said the donation will allow the charity to deliver about 5,800 meals to those who need it most. 

The Felix Project provided food for 30 million meals in 2021 (Picture: Chloe Hall)

Working with hundreds of charities and suppliers, The Felix Project provided food for 30 million meals in 2021. Its operation is growing quickly to meet the needs of the increasing number of families falling into poverty as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.

Data from the Felix Project recently found that one in 10 working families have less than £3 a day to buy food, after paying all their bills, and 170,000 people across the capital had to access a food bank for the first time ever to help them feed their families.

Madeleine van Hilten, head of statutory funding, trusts and foundations at The Felix Project, said: “The Felix Project is extremely grateful for the donation from Gold for Kids.”

Pictured top: Dr Leticia Casanova and Dr David Holmes (Picture: Gold for Kids)

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