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4 May 2016

A different pre-match experience

The club and Pompey in the Community have teamed up with FoodCycle, Portsmouth to offer fans a different matchday food experience ahead of Saturday’s game – as well as raising awareness of the charity.

FoodCycle aim to tackle food waste, food poverty and social isolation, and their volunteers will be selling DIY smoothies – blend your own using pedal power! – and veggie burgers at a pop-up stall in Anson Road, outside the Pompey Study Centre, from 1pm.

The food will be made from surplus stock from a number of local supermarkets and food outlets including: Tesco Fratton Park, Waitrose Southsea, Sainsbury’s Commercial Road, Morrisons Victory Park and Portsmouth Fruit and Flower.

Normally, FoodCycle’s volunteers are preparing food for local people at the kitchens in the John Pounds centre, Queen Street and Kings Church, Somers Road.

Megan Saunders, hub co-ordinator for FoodCycle Portsmouth said: “It’s fantastic that FoodCycle, Portsmouth are able to have such a positive impact in our community and we are looking forward to taking our message to Pompey fans.

“By tackling the important issues of food waste, food poverty and social isolation, our volunteers – and the tasty meals they serve – help to build a stronger community. Diners and volunteers have all made new friends over a plate of delicious and nutritious food at a FoodCycle meal.”

Colin Farmery, Pompey’s head of inclusion, added: “When FoodCycle approached us with the concept the club were delighted to back it. It will be interesting to get fan feedback on different to usual pre-match fare.”

Clare Martin, CEO of Pompey in the Community, said: “We are looking forward to working with FoodCycle on this project and in the future. We have some exciting plans for the new study centre kitchen.”

FoodCycle, Portsmouth offer kitchen and front of house volunteer opportunities each week: 
- Tuesdays at John Pounds Centre, Queen Street, Portsea, from 5pm to 9pm 
- Thursdays at Kings Church, Somers Road, Somerstown, from 4pm to 8pm
If you are interested in volunteering, sign-in online or contact Megan Saunders on (023) 9289 2010.

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