Researchers have suggested that increasing the number of meaningful social interactions between people who are different could lead to many positive outcomes for society. These include increased levels of trust between people, better health outcomes, less social isolation and better results for job seekers.
What FoodCycle means to our guests:
"Gives me a reason for getting up in the morning since living without my husband (who died at the age of 93)"
Guest, FoodCycle Clacton-on-Sea
"The kitchen staff and servers are more friendly than a 5 star restaurant. I love them, they are like family"
Guest, FoodCycle Bath
"It is a big help and the food they bring out after the meal helps us to get through the week"
Guest, FoodCycle Chester-le-street
"I joined FoodCycle when I was new to the area and wanted to meet new people. I can honestly say it's one of the best things I've ever done."
Kathryn Walsh, FoodCycle Sheffield St Barts
"What I get out of this small act is so much more than I could have expected; the great community atmosphere in the dining room, the satisfaction of leading a team of wonderful volunteers as we pull together a meal for 60 people, knowing that we are providing so much for so many people in different ways, but especially, all the lovely people that I have met through being part of the FoodCycle team."
Ian Chadwick, FoodCycle Cambridge
"I love chatting with guests and feeling that maybe after talking to me they feel less lonely, even if just for the day."
Amira Hosny Ibrahim, FoodCycle Birmingham South Yardley