Former UK youth leader to take top post at food redistribution charity

The former boss of UK Youth charity has accepted the post of managing director of London’s largest food redistribution charity.

Charlotte Hill, who will join The Felix Project in January, succeeds Mark Curtin, who left the association in August to become head of the cricket and disabled sports charity The Lord’s Taverners.

Hill was previously the managing director of the Step Up To Serve youth campaign group until the end of 2020 during a six-year term that included a seven-month secondment to BBC Children in Need.

Before that she was the patron of UK Youth for three and a half years and spent two years working as a parliamentary advisor to the NSPCC.

She was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Years Honor List for Youth Services.

“As a Londoner myself, I know that food poverty is enormous and has a detrimental impact on many communities, and in particular on young people,” she said.

“I am delighted to bring my experience in the volunteer and youth sectors to Felix, helping to engage the next generation around the circular economy, reducing food waste and ending food poverty.

“As someone who is passionate about volunteering, it is very exciting that The Felix Project is an organization based on volunteerism and community action. “

Gavin Darby, President of the Felix Project, said: “Charlotte brings a wealth of experience in the charitable and campaigning sector, as well as a great passion for the work the Felix Project does to fight food waste, hunger and insecurity in London.

“His leadership will be essential for The Felix Project as we take our next steps as an organization. “

The association said it tripled during the pandemic, from 6.4 million meals per year in 2019 to 21 million meals in 2020.

It plans to deliver 34 million meals by the end of this year.

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