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£35 for a week – for a family of four (and a cat!)

I managed to hit Tesco after, but only to get the first half of our weeks food, with toiletries. I wanted to get some more food, but the Tesco I had managed to get to had decided that it was sold out of their value range in almost everything. We’ll have to hit ASDA tomorrow.

Day 1 of the Holiday Hunger Challenge

Beverley is taking our Holiday Hunger Challenge in the first week of July. She will be living off a food and drink budget of just £2.50 a day to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK, especially during the school holidays which can push many families into food insecurity and poverty.

What is Holiday Hunger?

When you think of the school holidays, you may think of fun activities, holidays and a chance to recharge before the busy school year kicks off. But for many families on a low income, this is not the reality. 

Volunteer stories: An interview with a FoodCycle Project Leader

Ever wondered what it's like to be a FoodCycle Project Leader? Well... now is your chance. We spoke to lovely volunteer Maria, 21, who has been the PR, Marketing and Communications Leader at FoodCycle Finsbury Park for just over a year. She tells us how she got into volunteering, what she does each week and what she enjoys most about leading a team of volunteers.

Chef by Day, Volunteer by night

With FoodCycle you're all working together on the same 3 courses, in a much smaller space, it creates a much more tangible sense of teamwork in comparison to my day job. The way FoodCycle works also encourages you to be creative in the kitchen, it's a real confidence booster when you've all come up with something off the top of your head, made it together and it goes down really well, it really makes you want to cook and experiment more in general.

Peter’s FoodCycle Hacks & Tips

Practical Peter from FoodCycle Finsbury Park loves a good hack. Whether it is making delicious food with very few ingredients, using simple methods to clean difficult stains or thinking up non-traditional cooking methods, Peter is your man. In this monthly blog, he will be sharing all his favourite FoodCycley knowledge with you, so you can get a bit of the Peter magic each month.

Love is in the air

Love it or loathe it, the 14th February is upon us again and on behalf of everyone here at FoodCycle, a very Happy Valentine’s Day to you all.

Lent: the time to be a Hub Leader

Lent is upon us and many of you will have now banned chocolate, crisps, biscuits, cake or cheese to pass your lips for the next 40 days.

What will you do this New Year?

We all know that the beginning of a new year is the time for resolutions: losing a stone, running a marathon, eating less chocolate and flossing more regularly - the classics that seem to come round ever year.

Award Winning Bristol!

FoodCycle Bristol won the Green Community Group award at Bristol’s Green Capital Awards. In this post, the wonderful Hub Leaders Alice Tirbooman and Jane Kilpatrick explain what happened on the night, and why they won the award!

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