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Manchester Hub

FoodCycle Manchester Hub

FoodCycle Manchester cooks everyone Wednesday evening at the Roby, a mental health and social inclusion initiative in Longsight, Manchester. We serve healthy three-course meals each week for around 40 people and encourage local people to volunteer, to help develop new skills and also feel a part of the wider community.



We’re always looking for new volunteers and everybody is welcome to get involved – whether you’d just like to help chopping veg for a couple of hours or you’re a culinary expert and would like to do the food pick-up and plan our menu… there’s a role for everyone. Even if you can’t make Wednesdays you could get involved with community outreach or help us with fundraising. To sign up to volunteer all you need to do is register and take a quick quiz about food hygiene. Then let us know when you want to come along and that’s it!



If you’d like to enjoy a free meal in Manchester on Wednesdays, you can come along to the Roby at 7:30pm – anyone is welcome for a healthy meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere.



People from all walks of life can be at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Please consider a donation. Just £3 helps us to serve a nutritious three-course meal in a warm and friendly environment where everyone is made to feel welcome.


“I come here because I was on the streets for about a month and a half, sleeping in Piccadilly Gardens on park benches. The only way I can describe it [homelessness] is humiliating. Before this I had everything: a house, a car, a job, everything. Due to circumstances and being made redundant, I lost everything. I found myself on the streets. You feel worthless – the lowest of the low. Out of 10, I’d give FoodCycle 11! A lot of people leave here with happy faces and full tummies. It’s really beneficial for people like me. They [the volunteers] are guardian angels.”

Guest at FoodCycle Manchester.

Donations come in many forms

Thanks to our suppliers, volunteers, and community partners, FoodCycle is a low-cost model with a big impact.

However we do have some core costs and are reliant on your generosity to help us run.