FoodCycle, the charity that fights food poverty and loneliness will add a second Cook & Collect service at FoodCycle Peckham. Starting from 28th April, the new takeaway service will provide an extra chance for local residents to collect a free hot meal that every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm every Wednesday.
Alongside an existing Cook & Collect Project which runs every Saturday between 5:30pm to 6:30pm, 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 Becca Ketley, FoodCycle Peckham says: ” We are thrilled to be opening up our second project in Peckham to provide double the free takeaway meals for the local community. We look forward to further cementing partnerships with local businesses 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 Peckham, All Saint’s Church, Blenheim Grove London, SE15 4QS launches a weekly Cook and Collect service every Wednesday from 28th April from 5pm to 6pm and every Saturday 5:30pm to 6:30pm.