Volunteer with FoodCycle

We run community meals across the country. Find your nearest project and how you can get stuck in.

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Eat with us

Hot, tasty and free: join us for the best meals in town! Everyone is welcome and we can't wait to see you.

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Support FoodCycle

Help us to find more fantastic volunteers, kitchen space and equipment to bring nutritious meals to more communities.

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Our Impact

We serve community meals across the country

We support people who are hungry and lonely by serving tasty lunches and dinners every single day in towns and cities across the country.  Many of our guests struggle to afford the basics to eat and many will eat alone without company or conversation.

Our growing number of incredible volunteers across the country serve over 850 meals a week using surplus food (cooked in spare kitchen space).


meals cooked since 2009


tonnes of reclaimed surplus food


meals and take home boxes of food a week

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Our Opportunities

Fancy yourself as a waste-fighting superstar here at FoodCycle? All volunteer Project Leader, staff and trustee vacancies will be advertised here – come and join us!

North East Regional Manager

Reports to: Head of Programmes
Hours: 37.5 hours per week including weekend and evening work
Pay: £19,000 – £24,000 pa depending on experience
Location: home-based (with traveling to projects in Durham and Newcastle area)

Hosting Project Leader

Love people and want to give back and have a chat at the same time? Why not apply for Hosting Leader role?

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Make a Difference


Love food? Love having fun? Want to make a difference in your community? Sounds to us like you're a FoodCycler!

Our Impact

Guests make friends with others in their community

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

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