To mark one year of serving good healthy food to the people of Stroud Green, Lynne Featherstone MP and Councillor Richard Wilson joined in the festivities and visited FoodCycle Cafe to celebrate their 1st birthday on Friday.
The Cafe, in the MIND Centre in Station House on Stapleton Hall Road, which opened its doors to the people of Haringey one year ago, serves affordable vegetarian food to local residents using unwanted produced from local supermarkets.
The Stroud Green Cafe, one of only two in London, aims to recycle unwanted produce from large and small supermarkets, providing good value healthy food where it’s needed most.
Lynne Featherstone MP was recently instrumental in persuading Tesco to join the other major supermarket chains in donating unwanted food to FoodCycle.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments
“We live in a society of waste. FoodCycle is working hard to turn waste into nutrition for people who need it most. That is admirable and well worth celebrating in itself.
“Here today we are celebrating a whole year of doing this and going from strength to strength, with more people volunteering and more residents taking advantage of the yummy food on offer.
“I’m delighted to be here today and celebrate such an important occasion. I am hoping for many more good years to come!”
Cllr Richard Wilson adds:
“The Station House Cafe has proved hugely popular with local Stroud Green residents, both as customers and volunteers. Local people have really bought into the FoodCycle concept of reducing waste, protecting the environment and providing nutritious food.
“It is also fantastic to see Stroud Green’s historic Station House being used by the community for such an important cause. The Cafe has become a really busy and vibrant place for local people.”