Do you want to support local initiatives that tackle food poverty and food waste within Portsmouth?
Do you love great food, enjoy meeting new people and fancy trying something different on a Saturday night?
If so, then come along to King’s Church, Playfair Road, on Saturday 8th October for a one-off dinner fundraiser, hosted by FoodCycle Portsmouth and Portsmouth Food Bank. Be treated to a delicious three course meal prepared and cooked by our team of volunteers, using surplus food donated by food retailers. Volunteers will be getting creative in the kitchen designing a menu for 200 diners dependent on donated ingredients, ensuring that no food goes to waste, and no one goes home hungry!
The evening will also feature live music, a raffle and entertainment for guests, in a beautiful church setting decked out for the occasion. Doors open at 7pm, with dinner being served at 7:30pm. Expect Portsmouth’s finest in music and dining! Keep an eye out for more details to come.
Tickets are limited and cost £15 + booking fee. All money raised will go to FoodCycle Portsmouth and Portsmouth Foodbank to allow both organisations to continue tackling food poverty, food waste and social isolation within the city.
FoodCycle Portsmouth provides regular sit-down meals to those in need in the community by combining surplus supermarket food, a team of volunteers and a spare kitchen space, to create tasty, nutritious meals. It provides not only a practical response to food poverty, but also a place to meet both friends and new people, therefore becoming an important social event for many of our guests. Since the launch in March 2014 FoodCycle Portsmouth has served up over 7,000 meals, across our two hubs – the John Pounds Centre and King’s Church. We have saved a massive 15,205kg of surplus food from going to waste, which, with the help of our network of 575 volunteers, we have consistently provided twice weekly community meals.
Foodbank Portsmouth is part of a nationwide network of 424 foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. We provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred in crisis. Supermarkets, schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable food which is then sorted by volunteers and packed into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Foodbank Portsmouth has worked tirelessly to tackle food poverty in the community since 2008 and is located in King’s Church. Last year we supplied 6,075 three-day emergency food supplies to Portsmouth people.