FoodCycle will be serving up free meals to The Exeter community

Food charity to launch new project providing free meals to the Exeter community

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Monday, April 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

FoodCycle, the charity that fights food poverty and loneliness will be serving up free meals to the community through their Project, FoodCycle Exeter which will transition into a Cook & Collect service on 27th April.

Serving up free takeaway meals every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm 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 Alex Hatherly, FoodCycle Exeter says: ”We are thrilled to be opening up our Exeter project to provide free takeaway meals for the local community. We look forward to forging new partnerships with local businesses, welcoming new faces into the FoodCycle volunteer family as well as welcoming back long-term Exeter volunteers 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 Needs You

FoodCycle Exeter 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 Exeter at The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street EX4 3AT, will transition from a delivery service to a weekly Cook and Collect service from 27th April from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

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