#WorldFoodDay Meet the Chef: Monica Haldar

As part of our World Food Day Raffle, we’re giving you the chance to win a private cooking masterclass from one of our talented chefs!  This week is National Curry Week, and what better chef to introduce first, than the amazing Indian food connoisseur Monica Haldar. A LITTLE ABOUT MONICA Founder of the critically acclaimed […]

Keeping you safe

New restrictions across England mean that restaurants, bars and pubs now have to close by 10pm. However, the Prime Minister has explicitly said that takeaway services and delivery services can remain available throughout this period, which means our Cook and Collect and delivery services can continue to operate. FoodCycle is here to ensure our communities […]

An Oxo Tower Recipe: Vegan ‘cheese’ cake

Vegan ‘Cheese’ Cake with Mango Coulis A recipe inspired by surplus tofu and mango and created for FoodCycle guests during lockdown.   Ingredients for 4-6 portions: Crumble Base 200g flour 75g vegan butter/baking margarine + 40g to bake 50g sugar 50g brown sugar Mango Coulis 1 mango Juice and rind of one lime 50g brown […]

Corporate Support

It’s always a delight to hear about continued support from previous Project Leaders! So when previous leader of our Chester-le-Street project, Vincent Pang, got in touch to say he would love to still be a part of our fundraising, we were more than excited.Vincent’s employer, Evercore Banking, launched an initiative to help charities like FoodCycle […]

Cook with Monica

Join talented chef and Spice Club connoisseur Monica Haldar, as she hosts a special live cooking session to raise money for FoodCycle. Monica will show you in real-time, how to cook Tadka Dal. A bright and healthy Indian favourite, that is sure to keep you warm when the drizzly British summertime returns. Not only will […]

Bath Student Volunteers

At FoodCycle, we don’t just rely on the help of our student volunteers at local projects, but we value the creativity they bring to the digital side of our work too. During lockdown and at home, while our projects haven’t been able to run their usual community meals, many may feel out of touch with […]

Abbey Cooks for FoodCycle

Budding MasterChef, Abbey cooks close to 200 vegetarian recipes whilst raising money for FoodCycle   After watching the film, Julie and Julia, 13 year old Abbey decided to take on the challenge of cooking her way through the book, ‘200 veggie feasts’ in 100 days. She started the challenge at the beginning of lockdown as […]

International Friendship Day

Today we’re celebrating International Friendship Day. As lockdown begins to lift and we are more able to see the ones we love, there is no better time to honour the relationships that mean the most to us! At FoodCycle, we believe that building and maintaining a good friendship is just as nourishing to the soul […]

Cook with Ben Tish

Join renowned chef and Sicilian food aficionado Ben Tish, as he hosts a special live cooking session to raise money for FoodCycle. Ben will show you in real-time, how to cook stuffed and roasted tomatoes with almonds. An easy and delicious summer dish to share or eat as a starter. Not only will he teach […]


In June we posted the below blog post in response to #blacklivesmatter.  Since then we have been working on the points that we outlined and as promised, below you will find where we are, with each of them. Review and update our equality and diversity policy. This is still under review and we will be […]

Being kind to yourself

This week is mental health awareness week and we’ve been sharing lots of information across our social media channels on the positive impact that FoodCycle has on the mental health of both our beneficiaries and volunteers. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the awareness week focuses on kindness.  We experience an enormous amount […]

ITV Anglia visits FoodCycle Clacton

On Monday 27th April, ITV reporter Charlie Frost visited the volunteer team at FoodCycle Clacton to find out how our Projects have adapted to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. She interviewed Project Leader Fi, who explained how we quickly moved from community meals, to offering a food parcel delivery service.  Fi explained how our guests need […]