Eat with us

Join us every week for a hot, nutritious meal. Everyone is welcome.

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Volunteer

Cooking, hosting, collecting food or making phone calls. Volunteers are vital in helping us support your community.

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Fancy a chat?

Sign up to our phone call service and receive a weekly call from a FoodCycle volunteer.

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Make a Donation

Help us provide food and conversation to people across the country.

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Our Impact

NOURISHING COMMUNITIES

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. 

Need support?  Visit the location finder to see what meal service is running in your community, or sign up to receive a weekly call through our Check-in and Chat service.  

Over the coming months our Cook and Collect takeaway service will return to our sit down Community Meals.

OUR IMPACT IN 2020

775,644

Meals (WRAP equivalent)

359

tonnes of surplus food saved

1.2 M

Minutes spent nattering

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Our Opportunities

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

Become a Project Leader

Our Project Leaders are passionate, committed and want to make a positive change within their community. Why not take on a lead volunteer role and help feed people in your community.

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Make a Difference

Volunteer

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.

87%

guests say FoodCycle has a positive effect on their community

2/3

guests make friends

85%

volunteers have a better understanding of other cultures and backgrounds

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