Food charity launches service of free meals to the community.
FoodCycle, the charity that fights food poverty and loneliness will be serving up free meals to the community through their new Project, FoodCycle Kingstanding, in Birmingham on 3rd April.
Serving up free takeaway meals every Saturday from 1pm-2pm, this vital service aims to provide food and conversation to local communities across the country. With the additional aim of reducing food waste, FoodCycle volunteers create nutritious meals from surplus food. The meals are open to all, and guests range from low-income families, people affected by homelessness and those who cannot afford to buy food. No questions asked, you can just turn up and collect.
Regional Manager Pamela Walker, FoodCycle Birmingham says: “We are thrilled to be launching a new project in Birmingham, we look forward to forming partnerships with local businesses, welcoming local residents in to the FoodCycle volunteer family and most importantly providing a nutritious meal and friendly chat to anyone in the community who needs it, no questions asked.”
Created in April 2020 in response to the first national lockdown, FoodCycle’s Check-in and Chat service is also available to local residents. Helping to combat the rising issue of social isolation, volunteers call guests for a weekly natter and lend an ear to those who feel lonely.
FoodCycle Birmingham Kingstanding is looking to recruit new volunteers and Project Leaders. Flexible volunteer roles without a minimum time commitment are open to anyone and include food collection, surplus food coordinators, cooking, hosting and running Projects.
FoodCycle Birmingham Kinstanding, Birmingham Settlement, 610 Kingstanding Road, Birmingham, B44 9SH is a new project and launches a weekly Cook and Collect service from 3rd April from 1pm-2pm.
For more information on FoodCycle visit www.foodcycle.org.uk.