FoodCycle Portsmouth Fundraising Pop Up Dinner

FoodCycle Portsmouth Fundraising Pop Up Dinner

On Friday 11th September, FoodCycle Portsmouth and FoodCycle Bristol are joining forces to bring you a one-off pop up dinner event in Southsea, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a stunning three course meal in a beautiful coastal café. This is a meal with a twist – it will be cooked entirely from surplus food! Two great teams of volunteers will work together to collect and cook up a delicious three course meal made from surplus food (that would otherwise be thrown away) especially for you!


The evening will be jam packed with entertainment. We’ve got live music from Tom and Caitlin, Southsea’s finest bluegrass duo. Award winning artist Joe Munro will be showcasing some of his documentary driven artwork that interrogates our conceptions of existing food systems in the UK, and highlights the importance of the positive steps projects are making locally. And if that’s not enough, there’ll be street art and more to ensure this is an unforgettable evening.


This unique event offers an opportunity to support one of the UK’s leading organisations tackling food waste, food poverty and social isolation. All funds raised will go towards supporting FoodCycle’s projects in Portsmouth, Bristol and across the UK.
Join us for this tasty meal and help unite our local community through good food.

All you need to know:
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm service.
Location: Watkins & Faux, Pavilion Café, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3PB
Tickets: Tickets cost just £7 and must be brought in advance here. There are limited seats available so don’t delay in booking your tickets! 
Drinks and raffle tickets available for purchase on the evening – so please remember to bring a few extra pennies along!

FoodCycle runs volunteer-powered community projects across the UK – all working to reduce food poverty and social isolation by serving tasty, nutritious meals to vulnerable people. Since we started cooking in May 2009, our incredible volunteers have served over 125,000 meals made using over 146,000kg of surplus food – the equivalent saving of 657,000kg CO2 emissions.

FoodCycle Portsmouth collects food from retailers that would otherwise be thrown away, and with the help of lovely volunteers cook it up into a tasty, healthy 3 course meal for those most in need in our city. Meals are put on every Tuesday at the John Pounds Centre on Queens Street, Portsea and every Thursday at Kings Church, Somerstown.



  1. Janet Ayers

    15 August

    Great news, will share event. Although can I suggest a correction to the text to help avoid confusion? The John Pounds Centre is on Queens Street in Portsea, not Old Portsmouth. Its the John Pounds Church which is in Old Portsmouth, on the High Street. I mention this as the two places are often confused and having worked at the JP Church for a while I see this confusion quite often. Many thanks, Janet

  2. Charlie Thompson

    15 August

    Hi Janet, thanks for the heads up, noted and amended.

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