FoodCycle now offering free weekly meals to local residents

National charity FoodCycle are now using surplus food to generate a weekly 3-course vegetarian meal that residents in Aylesbury can enjoy for free. FoodCycle’s aim is to reduce loneliness, food poverty and food waste.

Buckinghamshire Council has supported and funded (via the Household Support Fund Grant received from the Department for Work and Pensions) the development of the FoodCycle site in Aylesbury, which is at one of the local food banks – Aylesbury Vineyard.

Steve Bowles, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“This is a fantastic initiative that I’m proud we’re able to support.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a warm, tasty, free meal at 6pm every Tuesday at Aylesbury Vineyard.”

Emily Macauley Wilcox, FoodCycle’s South East Regional Manager, commented:

“FoodCycle Aylesbury launched on July 26th, and it was a huge success! We fed 17 happy guests a free, hearty 4-course meal of soup, pasta bake, crumble and fruit smoothies, and heard some really moving stories of how much these new community meals will make a difference in their lives. Our fabulous volunteer team did an amazing job and all really enjoyed themselves!

“If you’d like to get involved, we still need plenty more hands on deck every Tuesday evening! You can sign up here. A big thank you for all the support so far.”

The address for the FoodCycle site in Aylesbury is:

Aylesbury Vineyard Church
The Vineyard Centre
Gatehouse Close
HP19 8DN

More information about FoodCycle can be found at: