FoodCycle offers a weekly, free, communal meals service in almost 60 Projects across England and Wales, and everyone is warmly welcomed to enjoy our delicious vegetarian meals – there is no voucher system or referral mechanism. Our local volunteers utilise suitable Community kitchens to cook the fresh surplus food (often donated to us), producing healthy, hot, three-course meals for anyone who would like one.
Typically our guests include low-income families, isolated older people, the vulnerably housed, and people struggling to ‘make ends meet. Our kindly local volunteers create a warm and welcoming atmosphere so that people can chat together comfortably over a shared meal – food for the body and the mind. Our volunteer Hosts will also talk with interested guests about simple recipe ideas, veg prep and so on so that there is an element of light-touch food education too.