FoodCycle builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation.
4 million people are affected by food poverty in the UK, yet millions of tonnes of edible food go to waste each year. Food waste and food poverty shouldn’t co-exist in the same communities, so we’re doing something about it. Since we cooked our first meal back in May 2009, our national network of 1,200 volunteers have served over 80,000 meals, using over 85,000kg of surplus food.
All Saints is a Foodcycle hub and a meal is being prepared on Saturday evenings in the Church Hall from 5:30pm to 7pm. Whilst all are welcome, meals are aimed at those at risk from food poverty and social isolation in our community, including the elderly, mental health services users, homeless people, low-income families, asylum seekers, refugees and the long-term unemployed. Helpers are welcome.