Birmingham-based restaurant, Holy Moly – home of the ‘Proper Mac’ – has teamed up with national charity FoodCycle to help the charity support vulnerable people in the local community each week with hot meals.

FoodCycle combines surplus food, spare kitchen spaces and volunteers to create three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation, whilst helping those who may not be able to afford to feed themselves or their children.

Holy Moly donated its first selection of its vegetarian cheesy ‘Proper Mac’ to the UK charity in January and will be providing hot meals each week.

Justin Powell, Regional Manager Midlands at FoodCycle, said: “We are thrilled to have Holy Moly onboard supporting us in feeding people who may be struggling with hunger or loneliness. The backing of local food suppliers and restaurants is vital to us in order to provide free community meals; we can’t thank Holy Moly enough for their ongoing assistance each week and what is the start of a fantastic partnership.”

Paul Elliott, Head of Business at Holy Moly, added: “FoodCycle do some incredible work supporting the local community. The charity is made up of amazing volunteers who provide so much to those in need and being able to play a small part in helping means a lot to us all here.”

Holy Moly opened its doors back in 2018 as Birmingham’s first ever Mac ‘n’ Cheese restaurant. Located in Grand Central, the Harlem-inspired soul food heaven, is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a light bite, dinner with the family or a drink with your mates. Offering a delicious range of macs, burgers, chicken, cocktails and much more.

Established in 2009, FoodCycle runs 42 volunteer-powered community projects across England, with five in the Birmingham area, the latest of which launches at the Falcon Lodge Community Centre in Sutton Coldfield on 27th January.

If you would like to find out more and see how you can get involved, head to the FoodCycle website.

Bookings are not required at Holy Moly. For more information about the restaurant or menus available, visit here.