Meals During the Festive Period

Where possible FoodCycle will continue to run across the festive period.  All Projects will run every week but some may have to close/pause between 24th December – 4th January.  To make it as easy as possible for you to find a FoodCycle meal, we have listed all the locations that are open during the Christmas […]

Meet our FoodCycle Volunteers

Here at FoodCycle, our passionate team of volunteers ensure that every week, people in the community can sit down to eat a hot, nutritious meal while sharing a great conversation with friends.   In order to achieve our goals of connecting local communities, nourishing those that are hungry or in need of, mental health support, inspiring change by promoting sustainability, we need people to help us. Every time a new volunteer signs up, […]

Advent of Change is Back!

We’re pleased to announce that we are part of Advent of Change again this Christmas! Known for spreading festive joy with the UK’s first-ever advent calendar featuring a charity behind every door, this year the non-profit organisation has expanded the range including everything from elegant crackers to fragrant candles. Along with 47 fellow charities working […]

A Christmas Carol Charity Partner

FoodCycle are delighted to have been chosen as the A Christmas Carol Charity Partner for this year’s production to be live streamed from The Old Vic stage. The Charity Partner scheme would usually collect donations through post-show bucket collections. Unable to fundraise in person, the theatre wants to continue in its commitment to support charities […]

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Our partnership with The Big Give Christmas Challenge is simple: one donation, twice the impact for hungry and lonely people this festive season. By supporting FoodCycle through the Christmas Challenge, your donation will unlock twice the value thanks to our generous Pledgers and Champion.   “I get a healthy meal at the same time each week which is the only regular […]

Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal

JUST EAT CHRISTMAS MEAL APPEAL We are once again delighted to be a part of The Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal which is running until 3rd January 2022.  Using its entire network as a force for good, the food delivery app is encouraging members of the public to donate £3, £5 or £10 when they order […]

How long can you eat food items after their Best Before date?

WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) has recently released new guidance highlighting that food past its Best Before date remains safe and perfectly good to eat for days, weeks, months or even years after the date – depending on the type of food, and if it has been stored correctly. This week is the […]

FoodCycle Delivers

Our guests need us more than ever and whilst we can’t run our community meals at the moment, we are pleased to announce that we are trialling the delivery of free food parcels in London (Finsbury Park, Kilburn and Norwood Junction), Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Clacton, Exeter, Prestwich and Cambridge. Our volunteers take donated surplus food, […]

Cycling to rescue surplus food in Newcastle

FoodCycle is growing in the North East and so is its need for cyclists. Every week, three-course community meals are served up – free of charge! – in three different venues across Newcastle, all of which are created from rescued food waste. At FoodCycle Monkchester, based in Walker, this food is collected by bike. Using […]

FoodCycle in 2019: Our Best Bits

Welcome to a roundup of some of the best bits from FoodCycle in our 10th Anniversary year. Our volunteers achieved this!  That’s the equivalent of a one-storey house full of surplus food, enough meals to feed the city of Coventry and seven years worth of volunteer hours. It’s an incredible achievement and we can’t thank […]

Corporate Festive Fundraising: five great examples

Our corporate partners have done a great job of coming up with innovative ways to fundraise for FoodCycle this festive season. So much so that we wanted to share their ideas. Thank you to our amazing partners for their support. Just Eats’ Black Friday Campaign Just Eat kicked off the festive season by reimagining its […]