Hackney Project

  • Location: New Kingshold Community Centre,
    49 Ainsworth Rd,
    E9 7LP
  • When: Thursdays 12.30pm
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Disabled Toilet.

Join us for tasty food and good company. Free meals every Thursday at 12:30pm.

Come and enjoy company and conversation with others from your local area over a delicious meal, prepared with care by FoodCycle volunteers. 

Everyone is welcome, no matter your background or circumstances. No referral needed, just turn up. 

Welcoming volunteers and COVID safety measures in place. Please remember to wear a face covering inside the building.

FoodCycle Hackney opened its doors to guests in January 2015. We have brilliant volunteers, amazing guests and cook up delicious meals made from surplus. It’s a place to come and have fun, as well as meet new people in your local community

We are very grateful to Hackney Homes, and London Borough of Hackney who have given us the space and been a great support in the project so far.


The Project is only made possible with the great volunteers giving their time, enthusiasm and energy. We have opportunities available for people to come along and cook, host guests and be involved in collecting the surplus food donations from local suppliers. Volunteer Here

You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience, although if you do that is just as welcome! We want as many local volunteers as possible and everyone is welcome to be a part of FoodCycle Hackney.

Please email [email protected] if you need more information.

FoodCycle Hackney is a place for local people to enjoy a free nutritious meal in a friendly environment, and to meet new people. Hackney is badly in need of an initiative like FoodCycle to help tackle food poverty in the borough.

Carly Attridge, Volunteering Manager at Outward

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