Help us eradicate food poverty and loneliness in the UK with FoodCycle.
For every box of Yorkshire Handmade Pies purchased, we will donate £0.30 of the sale from your order to FoodCycle, directly benefitting those in need.
Who are FoodCycle?
FoodCycle's vision is a society in which nobody is left hungry or lonely. It is a national charity that sets out to build communities and tackle food poverty by cooking communal meals using surplus ingredients from supermarkets and local retailers. Their volunteers do great work and we love how FoodCycle works to bring people together in their local communities by making and sharing good food.
They feed some of the most vulnerable people in our communities who need our support now, more than ever.
How do they work?
FoodCycle partners with big supermarkets and small local retailers to collect surplus food. Pre-Covid19 their army of more than 1,200 volunteers cooked this food each week in local ‘hubs’ around the country. Cooking in ‘ready-steady-cook’ style they creatively transform their fresh ingredients into three-course dining experiences for people who really benefit.
Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, FoodCycle provided food parcels for vulnerable people They also launched Check-in and chat, where volunteers call guests for a little natter which has been a much needed service in 2020!
They are now getting back to cooking again, providing free takeaway meals, packed with nutrients.
FoodCycle currently runs projects in over 41 locations across the UK. We hope our support will enable them to open more projects.
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A few impressive, FoodCycle facts:
- Each week, FoodCycle serve over 1,500 guests a week
- Since launch in 2009 FoodCycle has rescued over 425,000 kg of surplus food, the equivalent of over 1 million meals
- Guests were given over 8,000 take-home boxes of food last year to support them during the week
- Between March - October 2020 they made 4,451 ‘Check in and Chat’ calls to our guests
- 57,819 home deliveries of food have been made by FoodCycle
Yorkshire Handmade Pies - A Socially Responsible Business
We are great believers in giving back to local communities and we are committed to making this world a better place. We are members of the Living Wage Foundation and the Good Business Charter which recognises responsible business practices. Our pies are even partially made using our own renewable solar energy. We are committed to using responsibly produced and sustainable ingredients which, wherever possible, are locally sourced.