Sophie Tebbetts

CEO of the charity FoodCycle and mother. Passionate about access to nutritional, sustainable food

Sophie became FoodCycle CEO in January 2024 at the age of 34. She first joined FoodCycle as Head of Programmes in 2016, wanting to combine her passions of food and working with people.  

A programmes delivery and operations specialist, Sophie previously held roles in the not-for-profit sector within the UK and internationally.  Alongside this she also ran a successful start-up catering business that provided healthy and nutritious meals to companies such as Uber and Nike.

Outside of FoodCycle you can often find Sophie experimenting in the kitchen with her two children.
Sophie was awarded ‘Supporting Leader of the Year’ at The Third Sector Awards 2021.

About FoodCycle

FoodCycle has been nourishing communities with food and conversation for nearly 15 years.  Every week, thousands of volunteers across the country transform surplus food into healthy, delicious meals for anyone that would like them, no questions asked.  Each community meal offers a safe, warm space to enjoy a free, nutritious, cooked meal and company, helping guests save on food and electricity bills.

At a FoodCycle community meal you’ll see people from all backgrounds and walks of life coming together.  From low-income families, the elderly, refugees and those that may be homeless. Everyone is welcome at FoodCycle. By bringing people together in this way, they’re not only tackling hunger and loneliness but also improving mental wellbeing and strengthening community spirit.

To find your nearest location or to volunteer visit

FoodCycle is a registered charity no. 1134423, and a company limited by guarantee 7101349.

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