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 […]

A Week Less Wasted in the Office

‘A Week Less Wasted‘ is our nationwide challenge to cut all food waste for a week in August. In the UK we waste 7 million tonnes of food every year while 8.4 million people are struggling to feed themselves. A problem this size calls for big solutions. But there’s a smaller solution to this crisis […]

A Week Less Wasted

‘A Week Less Wasted‘ is our nationwide challenge to cut all food waste for a week in August. In the UK we waste 7 million tonnes of food every year while 8.4 million people are struggling to feed themselves. A problem this size calls for big solutions. But there’s a smaller solution to this crisis […]

5 Ways to Make a Difference with FoodCycle in 2019

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? To have an impact and meet new people, consider getting involved at FoodCycle! Here are five ways to help us with our mission to nourish communities and create a society where no-one is hungry on lonely. Eat with us Come share conversation over some delicious […]

How being a volunteer boosted my confidence

Mathew Hales is a Project Leader at FoodCycle Birmingham Sutton, one of our newest projects! Here he explains how he came to be involved as a volunteer, what he enjoys about it and how it has helped to build his confidence. I have been out of work since February last year from the hospitality management […]

Fundraisers to friendship: 10 Inspiring FoodCycle stories

We’ve been nourishing communities for ten wonderful years, and over our time we’ve been utterly inspired by the people who make FoodCycle happen – from our guests and volunteers, to our fundraisers and partners. So to celebrate our ripe old age, here are ten things that make us say ‘WOW’. Lewisham fundraiser When it comes […]

Day 7 of the Holiday Hunger Challenge

Beverley is taking our Holiday Hunger Challenge this week, living off a food and drink budget of just £2.50 a day to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK, especially during the school holidays which can push many families into food insecurity and poverty. Here she shares what the last day of the challenge […]

£35 for a week – for a family of four (and a cat!)

When I received an email from FoodCycle about this specific fundraiser, I was certainly hesitant. In the press just the week before had been the story of YouTube streamer Alfie Deynes who took a ‘living on a £1’ for a day level to new heights of offensiveness by using his Range Rover to drive around, […]

Day 5 of the Holiday Hunger Challenge

Beverley is taking our Holiday Hunger Challenge this week, living off a food and drink budget of just £2.50 a day to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK, especially during the school holidays which can push many families into food insecurity and poverty. Here she shares what day 5 of the challenge has […]

Day 6 of the Holiday Hunger Challenge

Beverley is taking our Holiday Hunger Challenge this week, living off a food and drink budget of just £2.50 a day to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK, especially during the school holidays which can push many families into food insecurity and poverty. Here she shares what day 6 of the challenge has […]

Day 2 of the Holiday Hunger Challenge

Beverley is taking our Holiday Hunger Challenge in the first week of July. She will be living off a food and drink budget of just £2.50 a day to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK, especially during the school holidays which can push many families into food insecurity and poverty. Here she shares […]