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Task · 0–2 hrs
Northgate St, Gloucester GL1 2AN, UK
DrivingFood banks
Poverty reductionCommunity & familyWellbeing
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FoodCycle Gloucester
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Summary

With your own car, get surplus food donations from our partner supermarkets and local retailers, ensuring a prompt, reliable and friendly collection each week.

Detailed description

As a Surplus Food Collection volunteer you’ll play a vital part in making our community meals happen, by ensuring that your weekly FoodCycle session has a regular donation of food. You’ll pick up surplus food donations from our partner supermarkets and local retailers, ensuring a prompt, reliable and friendly collection each week. You’ll then bring the surplus food back to your local Project venue and store it securely. You don’t need to have any previous experience – you just need to be passionate about food and reducing the amount of food that’s wasted in our society!


What’s expected from me:

✓ Have bags of enthusiasm!

✓ Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures – including the volunteer agreement.

✓ Follow all training you receive when registering with us.

✓ Support FoodCycle to fulfil its mission of nourishing communities with food and conversation.

When driving:

✓ A full UK driving licence.

✓ A road-worthy vehicle with up-to-date road tax and MOT certificate.

✓ Fully comprehensive insurance.

✓ Read and agree to FoodCycle’s Volunteer Drivers Policy.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About FoodCycle Gloucester

We are FoodCycle, and our vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community.

We connect communities, reducing loneliness and food poverty – working with thousands of volunteers and surplus food to help everyone who needs us. By creating welcoming spaces for people from all walks of life to meet, eat and have conversations, and by offering a weekly telephone Check-in and Chat, we are supporting people’s health and mental wellbeing.

By cooking with surplus ingredients, we promote healthy, sustainable attitudes towards food and its impact on the environment, and help people to learn more about healthy food.

We aim to inspire greater change by sharing the impact of our community dining spaces and the voices of our guests to encourage more people to join and support FoodCycle, so we can help more people and more communities.