May 4, 2023
Episode 79: Lauren & Mathew - FoodCycle
Lauren & Mathew joined me to tell me all about FoodCycle, to tell me how they got involved, how you can get involved and about all of the good work thet are doing across Leeds and the 66 projects they have running across the UK.
"We are FoodCycle, and our vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community.
We connect communities, reducing loneliness and food poverty – working with thousands of volunteers and surplus food to help everyone who needs us. By creating welcoming spaces for people from all walks of life to meet, eat and have conversations, and by offering a weekly telephone Check-in and Chat, we are supporting people’s health and mental wellbeing.
By cooking with surplus ingredients, we promote healthy, sustainable attitudes towards food and its impact on the environment, and help people to learn more about healthy food.
We aim to inspire greater change by sharing the impact of our community dining spaces and the voices of our guests to encourage more people to join and support FoodCycle, so we can help more people and more communities."
St Aidan's Church, Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 5QD
Hamara HLC, Tempest Street, Leeds, LS11 6RD:
Chapel FM Arts Centre, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6JB:
Do also check out local band Champ Kind:
"Champ Kind's fresh exciting sound is composed by a band of well known faces on the Leeds music scene. Champ Kind combine inspirations from Indie, Soul, Funk and Rock to create a familiar , yet uniquely refreshing and addictive modern pop sound."