Community meals made from surplus have a new home in Birmingham

A three-course community meal service has found a new home in Birmingham after months of searching for a new venue.

FoodCycle Birmingham South Yardley, which cooks meals made entirely from surplus food, will reopen in South Yardley Methodist Church in the east of the city.

Just before Christmas, the project was unable to continue serving in its previous venue and has had months of searching for a new home.

FoodCycle Birmingham South Yardley had already served almost 700 meals to vulnerable people living in the city and were keen to find a new venue.


Jess Phillips MP with beneficiaries at FoodCycle South Yardley

The project is part of FoodCycle, a nationwide charity with 34 projects, uses surplus food from supermarkets to cook healthy, three-course meals for vulnerable people.

Sarah Servante, who manages FoodCycle Birmingham South Yardley commented: “We want to spread the word about FoodCycle Birmingham South Yardley far and wide. This is a meal cooked by the community for the community and we’re so happy to have a new home.

We’re now looking for volunteers to join our team saving food, cooking up a storm and ensuring our guests have a great time with us – if you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you!

The free meal will begin serving in May in Tuesday evenings and the project is looking for volunteers to join the team.

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