Quorn Foods and FoodCycle - Building a healthy society

Quorn Foods

Client: FoodCycle

Quorn Foods (Quorn) and FoodCycle partnered in 2021 to focus on ‘Building a Healthy Society’ - tackling food poverty and isolation in communities as well as advocating for community dining and a sustainable food system. Quorn’s funding helped to support FoodCycle’s expansion to reach new communities, including the launch of three new Projects in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Leeds. By working in partnership, we have delivered support to communities at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic had meant thousands more people were at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Last year, FoodCycle volunteers in the Yorkshire and Teeside region provided 8,170 meals to local people, using 3,432kg of surplus food which would have gone to waste. Quorn provided additional volunteers, surplus food donations and pro bono nutrition advice which have been invaluable to FoodCycle. Together we have made a tangible difference to the lives of people supported by FoodCycle - 92% guests had made friends and 79% eat more fruit and vegetables as a result of attending their FoodCycle meal. The partnership has been a huge success, enabling FoodCycle to kickstart its nationwide expansion to support more vulnerable people, and helping Quorn achieve its Net Positive social commitments.