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FoodCycle launches 2016 impact report

 2016 was quite a year in many ways and here at FoodCycle, we opened 9 new projects, served over 37,000 community meals, saved 59 tonnes of food from going to waste and welcomed 1,800 new volunteers to the FoodCycle gang. This morning we hosted a special breakfast event at The Food Chain (home of FoodCycle LSE) and launched… Read more

Give Friendship and Support this #GivingTuesday

Join FoodCycle this #GivingTuesday and help us to reach out to more people affected by hunger and loneliness. The sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be behind us, but before we look forward to the festivities and excess that December brings FoodCycle invites you to pause for a moment and join us this #GivingTuesday. We’re… Read more

FoodCycle HQ do the #BreadlineChallenge

Caffeine withdrawals, rumbling stomachs, black market teabag deals and wistful day-dreaming about peanut butter: it’s safe to say the FoodCycle office is an interesting place to be during Breadline Challenge week! Here, the team reflect on what they have learnt from the week…   Sarah I’m doing the Breadline Challenge with my partner to encourage us to… Read more

Pompey Preserves!

Pompey Preserves is an initiative started up by FoodCycle Portsmouth as a way to make sure every last bit of donated food was put to some good use, whilst providing a new fundraising opportunity for the Hub. Read this guest post by the Portsmouth team about how this fantastic initiative came about, and the impact… Read more

Gleaning is great!

As FoodCyclers, food fanatics and fans of the open air, both Sarah and Clare at FoodCycle HQ have been keen to go gleaning for a long time. Thousands of tonnes of fruit and vegetables are rejected every year because they do not meet supermarkets’ strict cosmetic criteria. Gleaning is a way of saving this food… Read more

Organising a fundraising event – top tips!

In this guest post, Tess Timothy, one half of FoodCycle’s dynamic fundraising duo, reflects on the lessons she has learnt from masterminding the charity’s 2016 gala dinner. Tess gives some pearls of wisdom for the budding events organiser, and gives some key insights into what its like to put on a high profile event. I’m… Read more

Birmingham Aston: The story so far…

FoodCycle Birmingham relaunched at the end of April 2016. In this guest post, the Birmingham Aston Hub Leader team reflect on the first couple of weeks of setting up and running the Hub. The relaunch hasn’t always been easy, but they’ve had tonnes of fun, started to embed themselves within the community, and have already served 332 meals, using over 1… Read more

FoodCycle Peckham: The Inside Track

In this guest post, Peckham Hub Leader Sam Oxley reflects on his time as a volunteer. As well as looking at what he has got out of volunteering with FoodCycle, Sam looks at the importance of community and the power food has to bring people together. When I first volunteered at Peckham’s FoodCycle Hub I… Read more

Kenwood’s kitchen takeover

This post is written by Roisin Kay, Hub Leader at FoodCycle Portsmouth and Recipe Development Chef (what a great title!) at Kenwood, one of FoodCycle’s charity partners. Last week, an enthusiastic team from Kenwood took part in a ‘kitchen takeover’ at Portsmouth Hub. Here’s how it all began….    The decision process Last autumn, Kenwood set… Read more

FoodCycle is seven!

FoodCycle is celebrating seven years of fighting poverty, tackling waste and bringing communities together through the power of good food. We’ve come a long way since our first meal (which, according to our founder Kelvin was a pot of ‘brown sludge’), and can’t believe how much FoodCycle has grown in just seven years. Thank you… Read more

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