Plastic bag tax to tackle poverty

What’s going on? The days of the plastic bag are numbered: from October 5th, a new law will mean that supermarkets will charge 5p for every plastic bag we use when we go shopping. The scheme aims to reduce the amount of litter associated with plastic bags, and encourage us to dig out our ‘bags […]

Tour de FoodCycle

This September, FoodCycle Bristol Hub Leaders Alice, Cat and Hattie will be cycling from London to Paris and back (over 300 miles!) to raise money for FoodCycle. The Challenge As well as taking on this incredible challenge to raise valuable funds for FoodCycle’s projects, the trio aim to increase awareness about food waste along the […]

Wow, FoodCycle 2015, what a weekend!

Last weekend, 70 brilliant individuals from across the country came together for the highlight of the FoodCycle calendar: the annual Hub Leader conference! It was so great to see you all – thank you for joining us, for your energy, your enthusiasm and your dedication. As Mary said at the beginning of the conference, and […]

Happy birthday FoodCycle Liverpool!

FoodCycle Liverpool turns one On Thursday 29th November, FoodCycle Liverpool celebrated its first birthday in Toxteth. For the past year, a committed team of volunteers have been serving meals to the local community every Wednesday evening and it was clear on Thursday just how much the meal means to the guests, many who are regular […]

Veolia volunteering at FoodCycle Islington

Dan, from Veolia, recently volunteered at FoodCycle Islington – he shares his experience here… T’was a clear and crisp morning when we set off to ‘Waitrose’ to see what food they might have saved for us. While we waited anxiously for the team leaders to return, we made introductions and chatted about how we came […]

Countdown to #FoodCycle2015 conference

On Saturday 24th October, around 80 Hub Leaders, of all ages from all over the UK will be sacrificing their weekend lie-ins and rising early with one thing in common – they will all be heading to the annual FoodCycle Conference 2015! What is the FoodCycle Conference? The FoodCycle Conference is an annual two-day event […]

Sheffield goes gardening…

This week we have a guest post from Matt Cockrean, an avid FoodCycler in Sheffield. Not content with cooking up a storm in the kitchen, they created a FoodCycle Kitchen garden. In this post Matt describes what the FoodCyclers of Sheffield have been getting up to. With a small discovery similar to Bingham’s uncovering of […]

London to Brighton – Thank you!

A massive congratulation to our team of cyclists that took on the London to Brighton cycle ride last weekend! They’ve raised over £1,500  so far – and donations are still rolling in! Thank you to everyone that donated and a huge thanks to all of our fantastic fundraisers. You made the day so enjoyable and […]

Award Winning Bristol!

A couple of weeks ago FoodCycle Bristol won the Green Community Group award at Bristol’s Green Capital Awards. In this post, the wonderful Hub Leaders Alice Tirbooman and Jane Kilpatrick explain what happened on the night, and why they won the award! At FoodCycle Bristol we hold our meals in Barton Hill Settlement, where each […]

A FoodCycle twist on #GivingTuesday

It’s only the 1st of December and if you’re already sick of the Christmas hype, you’re not the only one. Today marks Giving Tuesday – an antidote to packed streets, stressful shops, frantic Black Fridays and Cyber Monday meltdowns. Today is the day you can forget about the the tinsel and turkey malarkey – and […]

FoodCycle’s Green & Pleasant Land!

It’s been months in the planning but our big fundraising dinner ‘Green & Pleasant Land‘ is almost upon us: seven star chefs will each cook a course that celebrates British produce, our landscape and the communities we work to support across the country. Guests will be entertained by food critic and jazz musician, Jay Rayner, […]

FoodCycle’s second impact report

After months of monitoring and evaluation, we’re so happy to announce our second social impact report! It’s the culmination of lots of hard work in our Hubs and a celebration of all that our projects have achieved. Highlights from 2015 include: 7 new projects opened over 38,000 community meals served 82% of our guests say […]