My name is Sandra, I’ve been volunteering at FoodCycle Woolwich since it opened in January 2023.
I volunteer for foodcycle because I want to give back something to the community. I know what it’s like to not have anything to eat, so for me I wanted to give something back, it’s my way of saying thank you.
I know what it’s like not having anything and when there wasn’t anything like this at the time for me to go to, so it’s nice that people can come here now and have something to eat and also make friends as well.
FoodCycle is important in this community because it brings people from different cultures together. In this day and age, with cost-of-living crisis it’s nice for people to know that they don’t have to go hungry or be alone. A lot of the people sit at home on their own all day so to come here and have some company is nice.
I would say one of the main reasons people eat here is the companionship, it’s nice and friendly and a lot of them get on. I know that I’ve met a few friends that come here as well.
People should volunteer for FoodCycle for satisfaction, it’s just really good, I don’t know why you wouldn’t volunteer!
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