FoodCycle builds communities by combining surplus food, volunteers and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and loneliness. We run 24 projects across the county. We believe that eating with other people is so important – its what unites us and is one of life’s greatest pleasures. For many of our guests, a weekly FoodCycle meal is one of the few opportunities they have to sit down and share a meal with someone else. We address food poverty by serving a hot, nutritious meals to those that would otherwise struggle to access healthy affordable food. We also work to reduce social isolation by creating chance for those affected by loneliness to mix with others and feel valued as part of their community. Our volunteers work with local retailers to use surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. In partnership with charities and community groups these ingredients are cooked into delicious meals and served to guests. Its always been incredibly important that we’re serving good food, cooked from scratch, often including five portions of fruit and vegetables. In this placement, Associates will focus on the development and implementation of the process management toolbox for Managing Hubs and Franchises, together with improving our online and offline training materials.