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Do you want to build your local community? Are you looking for new ways to support vulnerable people through surplus food? Could you join the FoodCycle family?

Our meals are a vital service for vulnerable people living in poverty and isolation. We want to scale our impact, run more community meals and serve as many hungry people as we can.

That’s where you come in: we’re stronger when we all work together, and we want to work with community organisations, like you, who knows that your community needs and wants to make a real difference in your local area.

 

Impact

Since 2009, FoodCycle projects have served over 167,000 meals made from 178 tonnes of surplus food.

Over 80% of our guests, many of whom are dealing with mental health issues, loneliness and homelessness, say they have made friends and feel more a part of their community since coming to a FoodCycle meal.

 

Existing partnerships

We’re delighted to be working with fantastic London-based partners including charity Outward, the West London Synagogue on an interfaith project, Rushey Green Timebank and All Saint’s Church.

Outside of London, we have joined forces with the brilliant Cross Keys Homes in Peterborough, St Mary’s Conference Centre in Sheffield and the John Pounds Centre in Portsmouth.

“Partnering with FoodCycle has been brilliant for improving our relationship with the local community and we are now really helping local residents in need.  FoodCycle have been great at finding us local suppliers and supporting our volunteers through all of their training” – West London Synagogue, FoodCycle Marylebone partners

Take a look at what Carly Attridge, Volunteering Manager at Outward said about partnering with us

 

What FoodCycle provides

As well as becoming part of the FoodCycle family fighting food waste and poverty across the country, you’ll receive expert help to set up and run your own community meal service using our tried and tested model.

You’ll benefit from:

  • Our award-winning, well-known brand and reputation
  • High quality training: 2 day introductory course, ongoing training and two yearly conferences on running a project, managing volunteers and supporting vulnerable people
  • Access to 12,000 registered volunteers through our dedicated online volunteer management system
  • Monitoring and evaluation to measure the contribution you make to your local community, and assistance with your funding reports
  • Assistance with guest outreach
  • Relationships with national food suppliers
  • Extensive fundraising experience and support
  • Central communications and marketing support, with a social media following of over 55,000 people

 

So what makes a good partner?

We’re looking for organisations that can have a real impact in your local area. You might be a community centre, a place of faith, a charity, a timebank – we’re all ears…

We do, however, ask that you tick the following boxes:

  • Your objectives are aligned with FoodCycle’s vision and mission
  • You have resource: you have one staff member able to support your project and be a point of contact for FoodCycle
  • You’re local: you have a community presence, connections with local services and have a  strong public reputation
  • You have support: you can demonstrate that you have experience in managing volunteers who will join you in the fight against food poverty and waste
  • You look forward: you’ve got the appetite to grow your existing services, you want to scale and support more vulnerable people in your local area

 

What’s next?

If you’re keen, take a look at our Partnership booklet and contact us on [email protected] or 0207 729 2775 for more information.

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