Stirling youngster takes 20km running challenge for community food project

Adella Miesner

A Stirling youngster has run more than 20km in a week to raise funds for a community food project. Inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, nine-year-old Felix Amos ran the distance to raise funds for Stirling Community Food. The inspirational youngster heard about the Community Food project and the fantastic […]

A Stirling youngster has run more than 20km in a week to raise funds for a community food project.

Inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, nine-year-old Felix Amos ran the distance to raise funds for Stirling Community Food.

The inspirational youngster heard about the Community Food project and the fantastic work it was doing in Stirling and wanted to support it.

Felix, from Stirling, set up a JustGiving page and set a goal to run at least 20km in a week and asked his family and friends to donate to his run. He raised an impressive £153 which means he will have provided 3060 meals to the local community.

The Community Food project, which began just as the nation went into lockdown, was established to help reduce food waste. Instead of big supermarkets putting large volumes of excess and near-sell-by-date food in the bin, the Community Food project collects the excess food and offers the food to everyone in the community for free. Although it is described as a fridge, many fresh bakery goods and frozen foods can also be collected.

The project, run by Transition Stirling in partnership with the Kitchen at 44 King Street, has provided over 50,000 meals to its visitors and prevented in excess of 27 tonnes of food going to waste that would have otherwise gone to landfill.

Felix said: “I ran over 20km in my garden over the course of a week. I am raising money for Stirling Community Food as they are helping to feed people by sharing out food that would otherwise have gone to waste.”

Emma Erwin, project coordinator at Transition Stirling says, “We are extremely thankful to Felix for thinking of us and doing such an amazing challenge to support the project. What a hero.

“I can speak for everyone when I say how touched and grateful

we are. That will go a really long way.”

Transition Stirling, who provide a positive local response to climate change, work in partnership with Kitchen at 44 King Street to collect food from the Stirling branches of Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons.

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