This year we have chosen to support FoodCycle as one of our firmwide charities and have made a £20,000 donation. FoodCycle's vision is a society where no one is hungry or lonely and their volunteers help nourish communities with surplus food. They are a national charity that provides community meals for people at risk of food poverty and isolation.
FoodCycle currently operates 73 projects every week at community kitchens across England and Wales, cooking and serving over 2,500 nutritious 3-course meals, made from food surplus that would otherwise go to waste. Their projects are powered by incredible teams of volunteers who prepare and cook the meals, serve local guests, then sit down and join them to eat together. FoodCycle projects not only provide a free, healthy meal for vulnerable people, they also overcome loneliness and build strong, resilient communities.
Their work delivers against six UN Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and production and Climate Action.
The funding from Mewburn Ellis will enable FoodCycle to provide the equivalent of 5,000 community meals to vulnerable people across the country, and we also plan to have people from our offices across the UK use their community day to volunteer.
FoodCycle CEO Mary McGrath MBE says, “We are thrilled to have the support of Mewburn Ellis as our new corporate partner, introducing FoodCycle to their wonderful community. As the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit people hard across the country, our service is more vital than ever and we are grateful that they can help us provide a warm space, friendly chat and a nutritious meal to anyone who needs it every week, no questions asked.”
"We're delighted to be supporting FoodCycle this year. Food poverty and helping address the cost of living crisis in the UK is important to our people. FoodCycle do amazing work and we're looking forward to getting involved with this important charity," said Maria Hall, Community Champion at Mewburn Ellis.
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