FoodCycle, the national charity that aims to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community, is launching a new Project at Springfield Park Baptist Church on 29th July and they need volunteers to help run the weekly service. Taking place every Thursday, the Project will nourish the local community with a wholesome meal made with food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Serving up free community meals every Thursday from 6.30pm at Springfield Park Baptist Church on Springfield Park Road, 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 take a seat.
Sam Disney, FoodCycle East Regional Manager says: ”We are thrilled to be launching a new project in Chelmsford, we look forward to forming partnerships with local businesses, welcoming local residents in to the FoodCycle volunteer family 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 Needs You
FoodCycle Chelmsford is looking to recruit new volunteers and Project Leaders. Flexible volunteer roles without a minimum time commitment are open to anyone and include food collection, surplus food coordinators, cooking, hosting and running Projects.
FoodCycle Chelmsford is a new project and launches a weekly community meal service from Thursday 29th July from 6.30pm