FoodCycle Funlights

Exams are over, coursework is in and the sun is shining. As another academic year comes to an end, we are saying goodbye to some of the FoodCycle 2013-2014 managers (including myself…). We thought it would be a great idea to give ourselves, our volunteers, guests, donators, collaborators and supporters a pat on the back…… Continue reading FoodCycle Funlights

Lizzie’s Breadline Blog – Day 7 – Sunday 9th Feb

I’m not going to lie and say I found a week living under the breadline difficult, or that I was hungry at any point or suffered any cravings that I couldn’t afford to fulfil – not that I think going a week without anything would justify craving due to malnourishment anyway. That being said, I…… Continue reading Lizzie’s Breadline Blog – Day 7 – Sunday 9th Feb

Matty’s Breadline Blog – Day 6 – Saturday 8th Feb

Despite where the figure is sourced ‘here’, living on £18 for a week was never meant to be and could never be any insight into the lives of those that have to live on this figure or less every week for the foreseeable future. With 13,500,000 people living below the poverty line in the UK…… Continue reading Matty’s Breadline Blog – Day 6 – Saturday 8th Feb

Ellen’s Breadline Blog – Day 5 – Friday 7th Feb

It’s Friday, day 5 of our Breadline Challenge, and I’m beginning to reflect on the week. As Hattie so articulately stated in her blog yesterday, (check it out here) one of the major things we have to keep remembering this week is that we’re not in this for real. For us, this isn’t life, and…… Continue reading Ellen’s Breadline Blog – Day 5 – Friday 7th Feb

Hattie’s Breadline Blog – Day 4 – Thursday 6th Feb

As you’re hopefully aware by now, a group of us are doing the ‘breadline challenge’. So here’s the thing. I started off the week by moaning about a headache through lack of coffee, and complaining of a grumbling stomach, not being able to have a snack before the next meal. But then I read this…… Continue reading Hattie’s Breadline Blog – Day 4 – Thursday 6th Feb

Lizzi’s Breadline Blog – Day 3 – Wednesday 5th Feb

Post Breakfast… Its day three of the breadline challenge, I am definitely experiencing lower energy levels than normal.  My porridge breakfast didn’t seem quite so satisfying today and I am very much looking forward to Lunch! I live in a house with two other girls and generally we share our meals when we can, treating…… Continue reading Lizzi’s Breadline Blog – Day 3 – Wednesday 5th Feb

Claire’s Breadline Blog – Day 2 – Tuesday 4th Feb

Having meticulously planned out my meals for the week in a spreadsheet, calculated the cost of each ingredient and been budget food shopping, I was feeling pretty positive about this week – but after just one day, there’s been significant things that I definitely wasn’t expecting. The first thing was how genuinely hungry I felt…… Continue reading Claire’s Breadline Blog – Day 2 – Tuesday 4th Feb