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FoodCycle Weston

FoodCycle is a UK charity (no. 1134423) that combines surplus food, spare kitchen spaces and volunteers to create three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. 

WE BUILD COMMUNITIES

Communities are built around FoodCycle meals: guests and volunteers meet new people and make friends, eat with those from different walks of life and share conversations with one another.

  • 87% of our guests said FoodCycle has a positive effect on their local area
  • Over 80% of guests say they have made friends and feel more a part of their community
  • Over 85% of volunteers have developed a better understanding of other cultures and backgrounds

WE REDUCE FOOD POVERTY

Our projects are based in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and support people living with hunger and poverty.

  • Each week, we serve over 1,500 guests a week and also give away tupperware boxes for guests to take home
  • Since launch in 2009 we have rescued over 425,000 kg of surplus food, the equivalent of over 1 million meals
  • Guests were given over 8,000 takehome boxes of food last year to support them during the week

WE ARE A PLACE FOR OUR GUESTS TO MAKE FRIENDS

A lack of social contact with other people can have a huge effect on an individual’s mental and physical health.

  • Over half of our guests live alone and 72% feel lonely
  • Over half of guests say their social connections are better since coming to a FoodCycle meal
  • Over 70% of our guests come to a meal at least once a fortnight and many attend once or twice a week

Join us each week for our tasty community meal using food that would otherwise go to waste. We offer these meals, hot drinks and friendly conversation for free, to all who turn up.

VOLUNTEER

FoodCycle Weston can only happen if great volunteers give their time, enthusiasm and energy. We’re currently looking for some brilliant people to lead this project, and to help make FoodCycle Weston a success.

You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience, although if you do that is just as welcome! We want as many local volunteers as possible and everyone is welcome to be a part of the team.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alex Hatherly
E-mail
alexh@foodcycle.org.uk
Website
FoodCycle website

Where to go

Name
For All Healthy Living Centre
Address
68 Lonsdale Avenue
Weston Super Mare
Somerset
Postcode
BS23 2SJ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
1pm Saturdays
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
Volunteer sessions run from 10-3.30pm
anyone attending the meal is served at 1pm

Other details

Costs

Details
Free to attend

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

For more information please email weston@foodcycle.org.uk

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