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Closed 31/08/2018

FoodCycle's Holiday Hunger Challenge

The Holiday Hunger Challenge is a campaign to raise awareness of what it’s like to be hungry in Britain today.
raised of £5,000 target
by 462 supporters
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Closed on 31/08/2018
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An estimated three million children risk being hungry in the school holidays

The daily struggle with hunger, for some families, rules out any chance they might otherwise have of going out and enjoying themselves, leading to inactivity, isolation and loneliness.

In our projects up and down the country, FoodCycle guests are struggling to make ends meet. 

We are asking you to live on a food and drink budget of £2.50 a day for one week this summer to raise vital funds for FoodCycle’s work across the country.

We know that we will only be doing this for a week, and thousands of people in the UK, including many of those we work with at FoodCycle, don’t have this choice. For them, it isn’t a ‘challenge’, it’s their life, and it’s an ongoing struggle for them to use that budget to feed themselves and their families with nutritious food.

However, living on a low food and drink budget can be an eye-opening experience for many and we think that, in a small way, it can help people to understand what it’s like to not have enough.

Join us in the fight against holiday hunger.


Due to popular demand we will be extending the Holiday Hunger Challenge through to August! A huge thanks to everyone who has taken part and supported the campaign so far. 

We look forward to welcoming more fundraisers on board the Holiday Hunger Challenge in August.

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RCN 1134423
FoodCycle connects communities by bringing people together to share food and conversation. Week in, week out, thousands of volunteers across the country transform surplus food into healthy, delicious meals for anyone that needs them, no questions asked.

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