LOVE Food currently runs a regular community lunch club in Ide Village Hall on the second Friday of every month.

We serve a two or three-course meal focusing on seasonal fruit and vegetables and wholefoods, made from surplus produce donated by Exeter Food Action and Shillingford Organics. All the food we make is vegan and we try to use as much local and organic produce as we can.

We make delicious meals from ingredients that would have gone to waste. Our menu changes every month but previous dishes include: courgette, pea and mint soup; roasted broccoli and squash salad; beetroot dip; and damson frangipane tart. If you can’t make it to the lunch club you can order a takeaway in advance, or buy some leftovers.

The lunch club is run on a pay as you feel basis, so you can pay whatever you can afford. Our suggested donation is about £2.50-3.50 per course, or £5-10 for the whole meal, depending on whether it is two or three courses. This income helps us cover our costs including ingredients, rent, insurance, publicity, etc. Our lunch club is run by a team of volunteers and we are always looking for extra volunteers to help out. We are also hoping to set up a new lunch club in St Thomas in 2022.