You hate waste? We hate waste! You hate food poverty? We hate food poverty! And we both agree that it’s ridiculous for food waste and food poverty to exist within the same communities? We’re a match made in heaven – you’re a FoodCycler!
FoodCycle is a charity that collects surplus food from supermarkets and independent stores – food that would otherwise have gone to waste – and cook it up into a delicious, nutritious, three-course meal. The meal is free and anyone is welcome.
There are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer, from collecting surplus food with bikes and trailers, to chopping, serving, local outreach or fundraising.
Bristol’s regular community meal takes place every Saturday, 2pm, at Barton Hill Settlement, near Lawrence Hill train station. Most of the volunteer slots are on a Saturday, but we sometimes have fundraising events mid-week and there are opportunities to get involved with outreach and publicity any time.
You can register as a volunteer on the FoodCycle site – my.foodcycle.org.uk/hub/bristol-hub. Simply complete a short food safety quiz (roughly 10 mins) and enter your details. This will give you access to a calendar of upcoming meals where you can click on the volunteering slots to sign-up.
Want to see what it's all about before signing up? Come and eat with us at the community meal one Saturday!