Week in, week out, we nourish the hungry and lonely in our communities with delicious meals and great conversation, using food that would otherwise go to waste.
We’re running our Community Meals and Cook and Collect services in towns and cities across the country, where volunteers turn surplus food into wholesome, nutritious meals. Anyone, from any walk of life, is welcome, no questions asked.
We know that many people are also struggling with loneliness and feeling isolated and our Check-in and Chat service is the perfect chance for a weekly natter.
Our many thousands of skilled, trained and dedicated volunteers help FoodCycle support those in need and we have plenty of ways you can get involved – from cooking, hosting or making weekly phone calls – we’d love you to join the FoodCycle family. Find out more about becoming a volunteer.
Over the coming months our Cook and Collect takeaway service will return to our sit down Community Meals.
Meals (WRAP equivalent)
tonnes of surplus food saved
Minutes spent nattering
Anyone who steps through the door of a FoodCycle meal, first timer or seasoned regular, is made to feel comfortable and welcomed.
When food is served, volunteers and guests sit down to eat together. For many of our guests, this meal may be the one moment in a week they share a meal and conversation with other people.
guests say FoodCycle has a positive effect on their community
guests make friends
volunteers have a better understanding of other cultures and backgrounds