What will spring bring for Bath Foodcycle? Socials, sponge cake and trips to London, that’s what!

Grub Club! 

Our weekly cooking sessions at St Mary’s Church are going from strength to strength! Our awesome community outreach team are doing a brilliant job of spreading the word far and wide, making connections with local groups who support vulnerable people or those affected by food poverty. We are seeing more new faces joining us for a lovely nutritious meal made out of surplus food donated to us from Sainsbury’s at Green Park so if you haven’t volunteered with us before now is a great time to start. Our Head Chef, Phil, is continuing on with his plans for world domination – one lesson in making sponge cake at a time, and this week was no exception! Apple and Pineapple upside down cake for 30 anyone? Not a problem! Mary Berry watch your back!

Rotas are on the foodcycle.org.uk website for the next few weeks so get signing up!

upsidedown cake

Our lovely new volunteer, Waheeda showing off her mad baking skills!

Welcome to our new Hub Leaders! 

Please join me in wishing a warm Bath FoodCycle welcome to our new Hub Leaders Lucy and Rob! Lucy is taking on the role of PR and Communications Hub Leader and Rob is rising to the challenge of the newly created Social Media Hub Leader. As you may have noticed they are already off to a fantastic start with the twitter and blog busier than ever and Lucy has arranged for us to be featured on ITV Regional news! A reporter followed our team this Wednesday as they did the pick up from Sainsbury’s, prepared the food and served a beautiful three course meal. We don’t yet know when it will be aired but when we get more details we will let you know! If you have any ideas or suggestions for them they’d love to hear from you – email bathfoodcycle@gmail.com or tweet us @foodcycle

Social

We are going to be kicking general knowledge butt on Thursday 28th of March at a pub quiz near you! We are going to confirm which quiz will have the pleasure of our company in the next week or so (depending on who has the space for us!) so watch this space. Since the Friday is a bank holiday and therefore not a school night there’s no excuse for your absence, even for the 9-5ers! Whether you have volunteered with us before or would like to come along and find out more about FoodCycle and the friendly bunch who volunteer we would love to have you join us! Give me (Alice) a text on 07904141196 or tweet us (@bathfoodcycle) with #foodcyclesocial so we have an idea of numbers.

Volunteer Workshop

On Thursday the 21st of March FoodCycle Central are holding a Volunteer Workshop in London. They want to get your ideas and inspiration on how FoodCycle is run and how to help more and more people. In December FoodCycle were given a huge grant of over £100,000 for research and to expand and they want you to have an input into the national strategy! FoodCycle Central will provide a free lunch and will reimburse train costs so if you are interested in having the opportunity to help direct the strategy for a small charity then email them at hubs@foodcycle.org.uk.

That’s all for now folks! As ever, if you want to get more involved with FoodCycle coordination or have any ideas or suggestions for us, get in touch via bathfoodcycle@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!

See you at a cooking session soon,

Alice & the FoodCycle Team

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