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05 October 2023

FoodCycle, a charity that provides free community meals for local people were delighted to receive a donation of £9,901 from the Morrisons Foundation.

The grant has enabled the charity to launch their free community meal project in Sunderland, which offers people healthy and nutritious meals every Tuesday lunchtime, using surplus food donations.

Sophie Tebbets, Head of Programmes at Food Cycle said: “We are delighted the Morrisons Foundation will once again support the launch of two new FoodCycle Projects, the first of which will be FoodCycle Sunderland in September.

“With the cost of living crisis, FoodCycle saw a 59% increase in guest numbers between April 2022 and April 2023. All our meals are run by local volunteers for local people, making use of surplus food to tackle food poverty and loneliness.

“At this challenging time, it is vital we take our meals to new communities that need a meal like ours. We wouldn't be able to do this without the support of funders like the Morrisons Foundation, thank you."

FoodCycle connects communities by bringing people together to share food and conversation. Week in, week out, thousands of volunteers across the country transform surplus food into healthy, delicious meals for anyone that needs them. 

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