Food Waste

Bristol FoodCycle: Christmas closures and new mealtime from January

By Alex Hatherly

Alex Hatherly from FoodCycle gives a quick update about FoodCycle Bristol’s opening times over Christmas.

FoodCycle regularly offers free meals every Saturday at Barton Hill Settlement and every Wednesday at 7:30pm at Easton Christian Family Centre. Everyone is welcome at FoodCycle. We know that the cost of living continues to increase, so whatever your reason for needing a meal, you are welcome to join us.

Some people come for the food. Some people come for the company. No matter your background, you’ll be greeted warmly by our friendly volunteers. No referral is needed, just turn up. Enjoy company and conversation with others from your local area over a delicious meal, prepared with care by FoodCycle volunteers.

Barton Hill’s last session this year is 17th December and we will be back open again on 7th January, and Easton’s last session is 21st December and will be back open on 4th January. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please note, from January, our Easton project will be changing the mealtime to 7pm, so it’s a little earlier for guests to arrive and eat with us.

FoodCycle works with supermarkets, small independent grocery shops and markets to source perfectly edible surplus food in a safe and responsible way. We only reclaim fresh fruit and vegetables and we purchase extra ingredients such as dried foods and spices to make our meals as balanced and nutritious as possible. FoodCycle isn’t a food bank. Food banks will provide items to be taken home to cook. FoodCycle runs Community Meals, which means we invite people to come and sit with us, around a table and enjoy a hot, nutritious meal. Our meals are served with warmth and dignity by friendly volunteers in a welcoming environment. Our weekly community dining service not only helps tackle food poverty, but it also helps alleviate loneliness by bringing the community together.

FoodCycle Bristol is only possible thanks to great volunteers giving their time, enthusiasm and energy. If you’d like to volunteer at one of our events, we are always looking for cooks, hosts and food collection volunteers. Please get in touch.

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