Our Leeds hub has moved to Hyde Park – our first independent venture in Leeds! With the support of others, we’ve been cooking for the people of Leeds for nearly 5 years – but have been in Burley Lodge every Saturday since the summer 2016. All of our Hubs are only made possible by our amazing volunteers who give their time, enthusiasm and energy. We have opportunities available for people to come along and cook, host guests and be involved in collecting the surplus food donations from local suppliers. You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience, although if you do, that’s brilliant. We want as many local volunteers as possible and everyone is welcome to be a part of the Hub. To sign up as a volunteer just click here to sign up!
Everyone is welcome to come and eat at our hub – we want to bring people and families from our local communities together. Food is provided at no charge, donations are welcome but not required.
People from many walks of life can be at risk from food poverty and social isolation. We provide a hearty and healthy meal in a friendly and safe environment. If you could help us to provide a meal for someone today, please donate just £3.
We serve a wonderful three-course meal made from surplus food sourced from the local community from Burley Park Lodge Centre on Burley Lodge Rd, in the inner North West of the city. For more information about this project, drop the team an email on [email protected]
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Day 5 of the Breadline Challenge and FoodCycle’s Fundraising Officer, Tess, celebrates the power of food… It’s day 5 of the Breadline Challenge and it’s been frustrating, distracting and more than a little revealing. But first things first, I’ve found that £2.86 is impossible for me to live on a day, and if I were to aim for… Read more
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