Donate Now!

Meals that Matter

Meals that Matter_title_FLATaaa


Every day across the country, FoodCycle volunteers are creating Meals that Matter – now you can help us create even more!

Meals that Matter is a new initiative for people who want to support FoodCycle through the power of good food. Like a Come Dine with Me for a good cause – here’s your chance to show off your skills in the kitchen!

Our Meals that Matter campaign runs from 22nd August until 5th September 2014. Click here for your free toolkit!


So how does it work? 

Simply sign up below and download our toolkit packed full of inspiration, games, themes, tips, and recipes. Then it’s time to invite your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours over for dinner and cook up a tasty feast. At the end of the night, your guests donate, and we use that donation to serve more meals across the UK. It’s simple, it’s a lot of fun, and it makes a real difference. Perhaps you could even make it into a Come Dine With Me-style competition or host a ‘bring-a-dish’ style Meals that Matter at work?

What’s it all for?

By hosting a Meals that Matter event, you’ll be helping us to serve even more nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. FoodCycle is a small and growing charity where your donations really do make a difference. Our projects have a real impact locally, providing the tangible benefit of a three-course meal, served with dignity in a warm and welcoming environment. We’re also always on the lookout for volunteers, so you can come along, get stuck in and see the difference you’re making first-hand.

FoodCycle Meals that Matter: create a dinner with a difference! from FoodCycle on Vimeo.


If you’d like to sign up to host a Meals that Matter event then please download our toolkit and then simply host your dinner! You can also access online resources by clicking on the boxes to the right. If you’ve any queries please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7729 2775.

Join us, and help us to serve more meals that really do matter to vulnerable people this year.


Sign up to create Meals that Matter – simply download our toolkit here!

* indicates required



Lesley from Basingstoke hosted a popup Indian cafe themed Meals that Matter event at her home with her friend Karen: ”We made pakora, samosas, bread, channah mosala and dhal, inspired by our friend Mohammed who had given us the recipes. Twenty or so friends and family trickled in throughout the afternoon and all in all we had an excellent day, people were very complimentary about the food and we raised over £170!”

Help us to make sure no good food is wasted. Donate your time, food or money. Thank you!