Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and Exeter City Football Club will be joining forces with national charity FoodCycle this Sunday to host a one-off community and fundraising meal at St James Park.
FoodCycle, a national charity that combines surplus food, spare kitchen spaces and volunteers to create a three-course vegetarian meal for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation, approached the football club about the possibility of holding a one-off fundraising meal at St James Park to raise the profile of the charity.
Karen Hancock, who organises a weekly FoodCycle event at the Wonford Learning Centre on Tuesday evenings, is delighted that the football club agreed and have thrown their support behind the charity.
“We are absolutely thrilled because it gets our name out there for volunteers and it gets our name out there for guests,” she said. “And we can enjoy this event with our guests. Lot of our guests will come to this event and we are really looking forward to it.”
The event, which starts at 1pm, is open for all to attend with the charity asking for a donation from those that can afford it. It will be using surplus food from Darts Farm, Darts Fresh Produce, Riverford and Lidl – the companies that currently support the weekly FoodCycle event in Wonford.
Added to that there will be a raffle for guests to enter where they could potentially win a signed Exeter City shirt, bike hire at Darts Farm and a voucher for the Waterfront restaurant among other prizes.
If you like to attend our Community Meal on Sunday, you can do so by booking your place here.
If you interesting in volunteering for FoodCycle you can find out more by clicking here.