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Community Food Projects:              a directory of projects on the Food Poverty Projects Database          This director...
Community Food Projects:     a directory   A directory of projects on the  Food Poverty Projects Database         Compiled...
•IV•   Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
ContentsIntroduction ........................................................................................................
•VI•   Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
IntroductionWelcome to Community Food Projects: a directory, the first printed directory of projects on theFood Poverty Pr...
What is the Food Poverty Network (FPN)?      The Food Poverty Network exists to support local food projects, and campaign ...
How To Use This DirectoryWe hope this directory will allow you to find out about initiatives in your region, so the projec...
•4•   Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
Bedfordshire and BristolEnglandBEDFORDSHIRE                                                                Hartcliffe Heal...
Bristol and Cheshire      The Rock Community Centre                                        Community Food Workers (Cheshir...
Co Durham and CornwallCO DURHAMHands on Health Courses                                           Skerne Park Community Caf...
Cumbria, Derbyshire and Devon      CUMBRIA      Age Concern Get Cooking!                                         Unstone G...
Devon, Dorset and East Sussex                                                                DORSETSt Petrocks (Exeter) Lt...
East Sussex       Care Co-ops Community Farm                                       Emmaus Brighton and Hove       Contact ...
East Sussex and Essex                                                                ESSEX                                ...
Essex and Greater London       St Annes Fresh Food Fayre                                        Cable Street Community Gar...
Greater LondonConservation and Urban Ecology                                  Cultivating the FutureContact        Wanjiku...
Greater London       Foodlink                                                       Grazebrook Pupils Treescape       Cont...
Greater LondonHackney City Farm                                               Leaves of Life Health Promotion ProjectConta...
Greater London       New Horizon Youth Centre                                        Oasis Childrens Nature Garden       C...
Greater LondonSimon Community Emergency                                       Thrive, promoting therapeuticNightshelter   ...
Greater London and Hampshire       Vauxhall City Farm Horticulture Project                           Hollybush Family Cent...
HampshireCentral Point                                                    Roberts CentreContact        Simon Summerill    ...
Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Kent                                                                       HERTFORDSHIRE     ...
LancashireLANCASHIREBolton Community Nutrition                                      Boltons Food Co-opsContact        Stef...
Lancashire       MegaBite                                                       South and West Lancashire Food Bank       ...
Lancashire and Merseyside                                                               MERSEYSIDEWesthoughton Food Co-op ...
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
Community Poverty  Food Projects Directory - England
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  1. 1. sustain the alliance for better food and farming Community Food Projects: a directory A directory of projects on the Food Poverty Projects DatabaseA PUBLICATION BY SUSTAIN: The alliance for better food and farming
  2. 2. Community Food Projects: a directory of projects on the Food Poverty Projects Database This directory lists over 260 community projects from the Food Poverty Projects Database. The database is managed by Sustain’s Food Poverty Network, in collaboration with the Health Development Agency. Sustains Food Poverty Working Party Danilla Armstrong - Department of Health Jacqui Larder - East Lindsey Primary Care Group Audrey Bronstein - Oxfam UK Poverty Programme Heidi Livingstone - Health Development Agency Simon Bullock - Friends of the Earth Sarah-Jean Marie - Community Nutrition Group June Copeman - Nutrition and Elderly Health Education Tim Marsh - UK Public Health Association Unit Naomi Mason - Independent Kath Dalmeny - The Food Commission Mike Nelson - Family Budget Unit Liz Dowler - Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Aodhan ODonnell - Health Action Zone, Northern University of Warwick Ireland Natasha Gowman - Independent Jillian Pitt - Food Standards Agency Bill Gray - Scottish Community Diet Project Maggie Sanderson - Caroline Walker Trust Robin Simpson - Independent Michael Green - Independent David Steed - Childrens Society Jayne Griffiths - Food Standards Agency Wales Ruth Sutherland - Community Development and Health Baljinder Heer - Kings Fund Network Ann Hobbiss - Bradford Food Network Aruna Thaker - Southwest London Community NHS Trust Colette Jones - British Heart Foundation Health Jacqui Webster - Food Standards Agency Promotion Research Group Sue Wilkinson - World Cancer Research Fund Professor Tim Lang - Department of Health Management and Food Policy, City University Project Staff Catharine Courtauld - Project Volunteer Food Poverty Project Officers: Annie Seeley, Lindy Sharpe, Courtney Van De Weyer, Victoria Williams Acknowledgements Special thanks to Gavin Dupee, Jeanette Longfield, Annie Seeley, Lindy Sharpe and Victoria Williams. Cover illustration by Sarah Courtauld. Designed by Gavin Dupee and Catharine Courtauld.•II• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  3. 3. Community Food Projects: a directory A directory of projects on the Food Poverty Projects Database Compiled by Catharine Courtauld January 2003 sustain the alliance for better food and farming Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •III•
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ContentsIntroduction .................................................................................................................. 1Projects on the Food Poverty Projects Database England Bedfordshire, Bristol ........................................................................................ 5 Cheshire.......................................................................................................... 6 Co Durham, Cornwall ...................................................................................... 7 Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon............................................................................ 8 Dorset, East Sussex .......................................................................................... 9 Essex ............................................................................................................ 11 Greater London ............................................................................................ 12 Hampshire .................................................................................................... 18 Hertfordshire, Kent ...................................................................................... 20 Lancashire ................................................................................................. .. 21 Merseyside .................................................................................................. 23 North Yorkshire ............................................................................................ 24 Northamptonshire, Northumberland ............................................................ 25 Nottinghamshire .......................................................................................... 26 Oxfordshire .................................................................................................. 28 Somerset, South Yorkshire ............................................................................ 29 Staffordshire ................................................................................................ 31 Surrey, Tyne and Wear .................................................................................. 32 Warwickshire, West Midlands ........................................................................ 35 West Sussex, West Yorkshire .......................................................................... 37 Wiltshire ...................................................................................................... 39 Scotland Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh ............................................................................ 40 Glasgow, Midlothian .................................................................................... 41 North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire............................................ 42 Wales Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend .............................................................. 43 Caerphilly .................................................................................................... 44 Cardiff .......................................................................................................... 45 Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion ........................................................................ 46 Conwy, Denbighshire .................................................................................... 47 Flintshire, Gwynedd ...................................................................................... 48 Merthyr Tydfil .............................................................................................. 49 Monmouthshire ............................................................................................ 50 Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire .................................................. 51 Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff .......................................................................... 53 Swansea ...................................................................................................... 54 Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan .......................................................................... 57 Wrexham ...................................................................................................... 58 Republic of Ireland Co. Meath, Co. Westmeath............................................................................ 60Other useful contacts.................................................................................................. 61Regional Development Agencies .............................................................................. 63Strategic Health Authorities ...................................................................................... 64Alphabetical index of projects .................................................................................. 67Index of projects by activity .................................................................................... 70 Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •V•
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  7. 7. IntroductionWelcome to Community Food Projects: a directory, the first printed directory of projects on theFood Poverty Projects Database. The Database is maintained by the Food Poverty Network, partof Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming, in collaboration with the HealthDevelopment Agency. It contains a great variety of projects, all working at the local level toimprove access to healthy food for people on a low income.The projects include food co-operatives, community cafés, school breakfast clubs, cooking clubs,food growing projects and farmers’ markets. This directory will be useful for anyone with aninterest in local food initiatives, especially anyone running or trying to start a community foodproject. We hope it will encourage you to contact people already working in the field. We cannotover-emphasise the importance of networking and learning from other peoples experience.The directory gives an excellent overview of the huge range of projects currently running. Wehope you will find the examples here inspirational, as well as useful in giving you theinformation you need. By reading the project summaries, you should get a feel for the amount ofenergy and imagination that goes into these projects.We have also included a list of Regional Development Agencies, Strategic Health Authorities andthe Primary Care Trusts within their remit, plus a list of other useful contacts.What is the Food Poverty Projects Database?The Food Poverty Projects Database was formerly called the Food and Low Income Database. Itwas launched in 1996 to enable people working on local food projects to find out about eachother, make contact and pool experience in a way that had never been possible before. There arecurrently more than 267 community food projects on the database, from across the UK and theRepublic of Ireland. Between them they carry out more than 700 activities, ranging from growingand selling food to cooking and eating it. Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •1•
  8. 8. What is the Food Poverty Network (FPN)? The Food Poverty Network exists to support local food projects, and campaign on their behalf for changes to government policy that would help to end food poverty. Food poverty can be briefly described as the inability to obtain an adequate, nutritious diet. It comes as a surprise to many people that even in the midst of the apparent wealth and abundance of our society, the effort to eat well and feed the family is a daily struggle for millions of people. The problems they face include insufficient funds, difficulty in reaching shops which sell appropriate, nutritious foods at affordable prices, and lack of time, skills or information. Food poverty can affect many people at some stage in their lives - for example adults and children living on benefits, lone parents, the elderly, the disabled, and students. The Food Poverty Network, whose members include members of local food groups, local authority workers, health workers, dietitians, nutritionists and researchers, works to raise awareness of these issues and campaigns for policy changes that would alleviate them. Besides maintaining the database, the Network produces a quarterly members’ newsletter, Let Us Eat Cake!, which is also sent free to all projects on the database. It has also produced a range of publications (available to Network and Database members at a discount price), and organises local seminars to bring together people working on food-related issues in different regions. Using the database online The database can be accessed online at www.foodpovertyprojects.org.uk. Using the database online gives access to more information than is listed in this directory, including a list of any materials a project produces, project opening times, how many users it has, when it started and how it is funded, managed and evaluated. The information is also updated regularly, as new projects are added. There are two main ways of searching the database: by location or project type. Searching by location allows you to find projects in a particular county, or in a particular type of location (eg all projects in inner cities). Searching by project type can either list projects by activity (eg all food-growing projects) or by type of user (eg all projects involving primary school children). Under the advanced search option you can carry out a more detailed search, for example by material type (eg all projects producing recipe books). If you do not have access to the internet, and would like to see the latest entries on the database or obtain fuller details on a particular project, Sustain runs a telephone enquiry service on 020 7837 1228.•2• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  9. 9. How To Use This DirectoryWe hope this directory will allow you to find out about initiatives in your region, so the projectsare listed by county. However, there are also two indices at the back showing the projects listedalphabetically by name and by activity, so you can also find all the projects which include, forexample, a breakfast club.Each entry contains contact details, a summary of the project’s aims and activities, and usergroups.We decided not to include email contact addresses as, apart from the problems of junk email andviruses increased by publishing email addresses, they often go out-of-date when contacts changejobs. If you have access to the internet, you can see if the project you are trying to contact has anemail by searching the online directory.We have included only projects which are running at the time of going to press (February 2003).However, funding in this area is scarce and there is a high turnover of projects: you maytherefore find that unfortunately some projects are no longer active. Please be aware, too, thatthis directory provides an overview of the different types of work going on, but is by no means acomprehensive list of all the projects currently active in the UK.One of the most effective ways to learn about different types of work is through direct contact.Please do not hesitate to get in contact with any of the projects listed, to have a discussion orarrange to visit.We hope you find the directory useful. Whatever your experience of using it, we’d like to hearfrom you. Any comments - positive or negative - will help us to improve future editions. The Food Poverty Team Sustain: The Alliance For Better Food and Farming 94 White Lion Street London N1 9PF Tel: 020 7837 1228 Fax: 020 7837 1141 Website: www.sustainweb.org Email: foodpoverty@sustainweb.org Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •3•
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  11. 11. Bedfordshire and BristolEnglandBEDFORDSHIRE Hartcliffe Health and EnvironmentAsian Cookery Club Project Action GroupContact Stephanie Cash Contact Wendy Harris Nutrition and Dietetic Service The Gatehouse Centre c/o Luton & Dunstable Hospital Hareclive Road Main Stores Bristol BS13 9JN Lewsey Tel 0117 946 5285 Luton LU4 0DZ Fax 0117 935 9863Tel 01582 497 162Fax 01582 497 361 This food co-op sells wholefoods, environmental products, and organic fruit and vegetables. TheThis is a cook and eat project specifically aimed project also includes a nutrition and cookingat South Asian women. It focuses on adapting project, a community food-growing project and atraditional recipes to reduce fat and salt intake. market garden.Activities Training Activities Growing food Nutrition/health education Information/advice/support Cookery class User Groups All GroupsUser Groups Black and minority ethnic groupsBRISTOLFederation of City Farms andCommunity Gardens Oasis CafeContact Jeremy Iles Contact Pat Biggs The Green House Southville Centre Hereford Street Beauley Road Bedminster Bristol BS3 1QG Bristol BS3 4NA Tel 0117 923 1039Tel 0117 923 1800 Fax 0117 907 7198Fax 0117 923 1900Website www.farmgarden.org.uk A community cafe serving the general local community and users of the Southville Centre -A community gardening and city farming not specifically aimed at people on a low income.federation which supports existing communitygardens or farms and advises people who are Activities Community caféconsidering starting one. The federation User Groups All groupsencourages food-growing and education projectsto improve health and the environment. A projectfor growing food in schools was recently started.Activities Growing food Information/advice/support Transport/DeliveryUser Groups Low-income groups Homeless Single parents Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •5•
  12. 12. Bristol and Cheshire The Rock Community Centre Community Food Workers (Cheshire) Contact Sue Hale Contact Lynzie Porteous St Peters Hall Highfield Hospital Ridingleaze Highfield Road Lawrence Weston Widnes WA8 7DJ Bristol BS11 0QF Tel 0151 495 2951 Tel 0117 938 4636 Fax 0151 495 2951 Fax 0117 938 4636 This project employs local residents trained as This project provides a community facility for the community food workers, who work with local people of Lawrence Weston. Activities are aimed people to overcome barriers to healthy eating at older and disabled people, and include a lunch through cook and taste sessions and food co-ops. club, a gardening club and a disabled youth club. Other activities will be developed depending on local needs. Activities Luncheon club User Groups Disabled Activities Cookery class Older people Food co-op User Groups All groups CHESHIRE Community Food and Health Programme Hattersley Market Garden Contact Deborah Williams Contact Niamh Carey Centre for Health Promotion 4th Floor Cheethams Mill 188 Buxton Road Park Street Stockport SK2 7AE Stalybridge SK15 2BT Tel 0161 456 3101 Tel 0161 303 1336 Fax 0161 419 9499 Fax 0161 303 0985 This project aims to improve the health of the This is an organic food and plant growing project residents of Stockport through diet. The project’s on a housing estate. It sells vegetables and herbs activities include health promotion in schools, to the community and provides local community cafes, and support for producers, employment under the New Deal for markets and small and medium sized enterprises Communities scheme. to aid the local economy in areas of deprivation. The project also hopes to introduce a community Activities Training purchasing group. Based in the Primary Care Tool library Trust, the project works with health advisers, Food growing nutritionists and dietitians. User Groups All groups Activities Community café Information/advice/support Nutrition/health education User Groups Low-income groups Practitioners/professionals•6• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  13. 13. Co Durham and CornwallCO DURHAMHands on Health Courses Skerne Park Community CafeContact Mo Dobbie Contact Dave Appleby Park House 1 Hammond Drive Station Road Skerne Park Lanchester DH7 0EX Darlington DL1 5TTTel 01207 529 621 Tel 01325 464632Fax 01207 529 619 Fax 01325 464632This project plans to run cookery classes in all This community café offers cheap meals andareas of County Durham. snacks, provides a social meeting place and offers a catering service on a disadvantaged estate. AActivities Cookery class training budget is available for volunteers andUser Groups Children staff. Low-income groups Learning disabilities Activities Community café Older people Breakfast club Food provision User Groups All groups CORNWALLRossy Diner Trevithick School Breakfast BarContact Diane Fraser Contact Stephanie Thomas Rossmere Centre Trevithick CP School Rossmere Way Mount Pleasant Road Hartlepool TS25 5EB Cambourne TR14 7RHTel 01429 273 741 Tel 01209 713460Fax 01429 405 989 Fax 01209 710028This is a lunch time facility providing healthy This is a breakfast bar providing food during thefood for children from nearby schools in a youth school term, for children and parents.centre during term time. Set up because duringthe school day children were mainly eating foods Activities Breakfast clubhigh in fat, sugar and salt, such as chips, pastries User Groups Secondary school children& sweets.Activities Community café Luncheon clubUser Groups Secondary school children Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •7•
  14. 14. Cumbria, Derbyshire and Devon CUMBRIA Age Concern Get Cooking! Unstone Grange Organic Gardens Contact Amanda Davis Contact Darrell Maryon 20 Spencer Street c/o Unstone Grange Carlisle CA1 1BG Crow Lane Tel 01228 536 673 Unstone S18 5AL Fax 01228 597 039 Tel 01246 412 344 Website www.unstonegrange.co.uk A cookery club for older people who have either limited skills or have lost the motivation to cook This project involves volunteers working together for themselves. two days week on the restoration and use of a kitchen garden and orchard. The weekly sessions Activities Transport/delivery involve learning sustainable and organic Nutrition/health education techniques. Herbs and seed are also produced Cookery class for a local seed bank. User Groups Older people Activities Growing food Food provision User Groups All groups DERBYSHIRE DEVON The Jericho Project Exeter Community Umbrella Ltd Contact Rev. Christine Rowberry Contact Trevor Gardner The Geoffrey Allen Centre 3 Palace Gate Winster Mews Exeter EX1 1JA Gamesley Tel 01392 205 800 Glossop SK13 OLU Fax 01392 205 802 Tel 01457 868740 This is a food voucher scheme to help homeless This project runs a community cafe that people eat nutritious food by providing them promotes healthy eating, and a food co-operative with vouchers which can be exchanged for food supplying fruit and vegetables. The project also at local retailers, including a take-away, a provides supported employment, and sandwich bar and a day centre for homeless opportunities for training and community service people. This is part of a national scheme run by in conjunction with the local council. the Church National Housing Coalition (CNHC). Activities Community café Activities Price discounts/vouchers Food partnership User Groups Homeless people Food co-op User Groups All groups Learning disabilities Older people Single parents•8• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  15. 15. Devon, Dorset and East Sussex DORSETSt Petrocks (Exeter) Ltd ACHIEVE Boscombe - Lunch ClubContact M Gent Contact Mary Ann Roberts St Petrocks Centre IHCS Bournemouth University 10 Cathedral Yard Bournemouth House, Exeter EX1 1HJ Christchurch RoadTel 01392 422 396 Bournemouth BH1 3LGFax 01392 439 758 Tel 01202 504 336A resource, activity, training and resettlement This project provides weekly, cheap, two courseproject for homeless people in Exeter. The healthy lunches for families in temporaryproject also provides food, medical help, support accommodation - childrens meals are free.and luncheon vouchers. Service users can also learn basic food preparation, food hygiene and team skills as wellActivities Food provision as enjoying eating together as a family. Information/advice/support Nutrition/health education Activities Food provisionUser Groups Low-income groups Nutrition/health education Homeless people User Groups Children Women and children Homeless people Single parents EAST SUSSEXSt Sidwells Centre Brighton Agroforestry TrialsContact Tony Badcock Contact Pippa James St Sidwells Centre Flat 2 Sidwell Street 13 Windlernam Gardens Exeter EX4 6NN Brighton BN1 3AJTel 01392 491 300 Tel 01273 208 816Fax 01392 498 174Website www.stsidwells.org.uk This is a sustainable food production project, growing food-producing trees alongside annualThis Healthy Living Centre includes a community vegetables using organic and permaculturecafe and training kitchen. The centre, which design.opened in January 2001, also provides healthyeating and cooking classes. The project focuses on Activities Growing foodfamilies, young people and older people in the Food provisionlocal community. Transport/delivery User Groups All groupsActivities Community café LETSUser Groups Children Women and children Older people Single parents Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •9•
  16. 16. East Sussex Care Co-ops Community Farm Emmaus Brighton and Hove Contact Michael Hamilton Contact Dominic Dring Stanmer Offices Emmaus, Drove Road Stanmer Park Portslade Lewes Road Brighton BN41 2PA Brighton BN1 9SE Tel 01273 412 093 Tel 01273 696 153 Fax 01273 415 018 Fax 01273 571 151 www.emmaus.org.uk/brighton.htm The farm is used by people in the local This is a self-supporting community for people neighbourhood and people referred from social who have been homeless and unemployed. As services who have mental health problems and well as providing food, it recycles furniture, learning difficulties. The main activity is organic appliances, etc. The project is planning to food production, using a beneficial horticulture develop medium-scale horticultural activities. supportive approach. Activities Community café Activities Growing food Growing food Nutrition/health education Community shop User Groups Black and minority ethnic groups User Groups All groups Women and children Homeless people Learning disabilities Unemployed Mental health users Homeless people Centre Café Fresh Ideas Project Contact Caroline Ridley Contact Sarah Davies Tim Jones House Food and Health Partnership Rochester Gardens Sussex Downs and Weald PCT Hove BN3 3AW 36-38 Friars Walk Tel 01273 205 214 Lewes BN7 2PB Fax 01273 205 371 Tel 01273 403 635 This is a café for people over retirement age. The This project aims to develop strategic and local project also organises talks and activities. food partnerships and provides support for local food projects, including cooking groups, lunch Activities Community café clubs, pre-school intervention and healthy eating, User Groups Older people kids cafe, etc. It particularly targets low income groups. Activities Training Community café User Groups Disadvantaged people Low-income groups•10• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  17. 17. East Sussex and Essex ESSEX Becontree Organic Growers AssociationSt John Ambulance Homeless Service (BOG)Contact Charity Bevan Community Base Contact Barry Ian Watson 130 Queens Road Three Trees Brighton BN1 3XG 44 Gale StreetTel 01273 234 761 Dagenham RM9 4NHFax 01273 234 851 Tel 020 8592 8941Website www.communitybase.org/stjohn Mobile 07931 270119 Website www.sbbc.co.uk/resources/new_is/The project aims to address inequalities in access PP94.htmto primary health care services. It provides healtheducation and promotion for homeless people This community garden has reclaimed a derelict,and professionals working with them. Training in three-acre site. Workshops in techniques andnutrition education is a key component of this permaculture methods are given in exchange forproject. There are also mobile primary health effort and work. The courses involve all memberscare units with health professionals, including a of the community. The project is also a regionaldietitian. centre for Plant for a Future.Activities Training Activities Training Nutrition/health education CompostingUser Groups Practitioners/professionals User Groups All groups Homeless people Refugees Students Ex-offendersWhitehawk Community Food Project Bluebell Resource Centre (Stay & Play)Contact Simon Powell Contact Julie Baker c/o 19 St Martins Place St Johns at Highwoods Brighton BN2 3LE Community CentreTel 01273 626 660 Highwood Square HighwoodsThe project seeks to increase awareness and Colchester CO4 9SRparticipation of local people in organic food Tel 01206 853 111growing. It encourages active hands-oninvolvement, coupled with informal teaching. The Stay & Play project offers basic cookeryThe key target audiences are families, children, lessons, which are aimed at parents and children,young people, unemployed and people on a low with a particular focus on low income.income. Activities Nutrition/health educationActivities Training Cookery class Tool library User Groups ChildrenUser Groups All groups Black and minority ethnic groups Children Women and children Families Practitioners/professionals Low-income groups Single parents Unemployed Single parents Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •11•
  18. 18. Essex and Greater London St Annes Fresh Food Fayre Cable Street Community Gardens Contact Fay Mathers Contact J Sill Colchester Borough Council 101 Matilda House PO Box 331 St Katherines Way Town Hall E1 1LF Colchester CO1 1GL Tel 020 7480 5456 Tel 01206 282968 Fax 020 7480 5456 Fax 01206 282916 This is a community garden where plot-holders The project provides catering and information to grow a wide variety of vegetables, soft fruit and statutory and voluntary groups, and is involved herbs for personal use and for friends, neighbours with selling fruit and vegetables on a local estate. and family. It is currently mobile but is hoping to acquire permanent premises. Activities Composting Growing food Activities Community café User Groups All groups Food provision Black and minority ethnic groups Information/advice/support Women and children User Groups Children Practitioners/professionals Black and minority ethnic groups Older people Women and children Secondary school children Learning disabilities Single parents Practitioners/professionals Ex-offenders HIV/Aids Older people Single parents GREATER LONDON Community Nutrition Project: White Breakfast Clubs in London City Healthy Living Centre Contact Lynne Tucher Contact Diana Hawdon London Borough of Hammersmith Shepherds Bush Healthy Living & Fulham Centre Town Hall White City Health Centre King Street Australia Road W6 9JU W12 7PH Tel 020 8753 3604 Tel 020 8846 6441 Fax 020 8753 3713 Fax 020 8846 6881 This scheme provides breakfast clubs in primary This nutrition project takes a community and secondary schools and schools for children development approach to encourage and enable with learning disabilities. local residents - including all age ranges and ethnic backgrounds, in particular groups who are Activities Breakfast club traditionally hard to reach - to improve their skills LETS for healthy eating. Possible initiatives may include Food provision a cook and taste group, discussion group, User Groups Primary school children displays, food co-ops and food provision. Children Learning disabilities Activities Community café Secondary school children Breakfast club Growing food•12• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  19. 19. Greater LondonConservation and Urban Ecology Cultivating the FutureContact Wanjiku Kamau Contact Caroline Fernandez Queens Lodge Womens Environmental Network Queens Wood PO Box 30326 42 Muswell Hill Road E1 1TZ N10 3JP Tel 020 7481 9004Tel 020 8444 2604 Fax 020 7481 9144Fax 020 8444 2604 Website www.wen.org.ukThis project involves renovation of a disused This project aims to encourage and develop foodkeeper’s lodge into an environmental and growing projects among ethnic minority womensustainable energy centre. There is an organic and school children.wholefood cafe where the aim is to grow muchof the food. The project also aims to take an Activities Growing foodeducational approach to food growing. Information/advice/support User Groups ChildrenActivities Community café Black and minority ethnic groups Composting Women and children Growing foodUser Groups Children Black and minority ethnic groups Women and children Practitioners/professionals Older people Single parentsCrisis Fareshare The Food ChainContact Peter Clements Contact Nicholas Fant Unit 1A 25 Bertram Street 175 Long Lane N19 5DQ SE1 4PN (only valid until April 03) Tel 020 7272 7272Tel 020 7403 8588 Fax 020 7272 2273Fax 020 7403 8656 Website www.foodchain.org.ukWebsite www.crisis.org.uk The Food Chain provides nutritional services toA national charity for single homeless people, people who are living with HIV & Aids as well asgiving them access to a healthier diet by partners, carers and dependants. Services includedistributing surplus, high quality, fresh food from Sunday meals, weekly grocery boxes andshops and restaurants to day centres and hostels. emergency hampers.One project is based in London and there areseven nationwide. Activities Food provision User Groups HIV/AidsActivities Food provision Transport/deliveryUser Groups Homeless people Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •13•
  20. 20. Greater London Foodlink Grazebrook Pupils Treescape Contact Victoria Taylor Contact Pat Gannon Croydon Health Promotion 9 Allerton Road 12-18 Lennard Road N16 5UJ Croydon Tel 020 8802 4002 CR9 2RS Tel 020 8680 2008 Ext 201 A project involving a "green gang" comprising Fax 020 8666 0495 primary school pupils, parents and local residents which explores many different methods for food The project aims to increase access to fruit and growing, including community vegetable vegetables in the Shrublands area by promoting production. growing activities and redistribution mechanisms. Activities Farmers market Activities Community café Composting Growing food Growing food Transport/delivery User Groups Primary school children User Groups Children Families Black and minority ethnic groups Secondary school children Low-income groups Women and children Single parents Garrett Centre Community Lunch Green Ventures Contact Julie Harris Contact Margaret Jailler 117 Mansford Street 41 Grosvenor Park Bethnal Green Camberwell E2 6LX SE5 0NH Tel 020 7729 1231 Tel 020 7703 1260 Fax 020 7729 1231 Website www.safetycat.org/green This project provides weekly community lunches A box scheme providing organic fruit and veg, to improve access to healthy, cheap food for bread and eggs. The project’s main activity is a socially excluded people. It aims to consolidate home delivery service in Southwark and Lambeth, and improve the lunch provision. supplying low income groups in the local community, including those with special dietary Activities Luncheon club requirements and the housebound. User Groups Disadvantaged people Activities Growing food Food provision Transport/delivery User Groups Low-income groups Women and children•14• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  21. 21. Greater LondonHackney City Farm Leaves of Life Health Promotion ProjectContact Dee Miller Contact Sherry Nicholls 1A Goldsmiths Row 28 Sandford Avenue Hackney Wood Green E2 8QA N22 5EHTel 020 7729 6381 Tel 020 8881 8865Fax 020 7729 6381 Fax 020 8881 8865Website www.hackneycityfarm.co.uk Website www.leavesoflife.orgThis is a city farm garden which grows This project organises health seminars, and runsvegetables, herbs and flowers using a varied monthly vegetarian and vegan cookingapproach within the Hackney community and demonstrations to promote health and naturalTower Hamlets. It also has animals: sheep, pigs, living. This project also works with communitycalves, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs groups in the centre of London.and chinchillas. Admission is free. Activities Information/advice/supportActivities Community café Nutrition/health education Composting Cookery classUser Groups All groups User Groups Black and minority ethnic groups Learning disabilities Practitioners/professionals Older peopleHealing Gardens NCH (National Childrens Homes)Contact Barry Watson Contact Caroline Abrahams Groundwork Thames Valley 85 Highbury Park Colne Valley Park Centre N5 1UD Denham Tel 020 704 7000 Uxbridge Fax 020 7226 2537 UB9 5PG Website www.nch.org.ukTel 01895 832 662Fax 01895 833 552 Advice and support work on budgeting andWebsite www.groundwork.org.uk health matters in 450 local level projects, most of which are in family centres or community centres.This project aims to improve the everyday life ofthe chronically or terminally ill by making Activities Information/advice/supportmaximum use of the healing and spiritual User Groups Childrenqualities of gardens. Volunteers and beneficiarieswork together.Activities Growing foodUser Groups Chronically and terminally ill Disabled Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •15•
  22. 22. Greater London New Horizon Youth Centre Oasis Childrens Nature Garden Contact Pauline Roberts Contact Joanne Brown 68 Chalton Street 1 Aston House NW1 1JR Wandsworth Road Tel 020 7388 5570 Springfield Estate Fax 020 7338 5848 SW8 4ER Website www.newhorizonyouthcentre.org.uk Tel 020 7498 2329 Fax 020 7720 4276 This is a drop-in centre providing food and advice for homeless people. A nature garden for children, with organic vegetable and herbs plot. Activities Food provision Nutrition/health education Activities Composting User Groups Young people Growing food Homeless people User Groups Secondary school children Newham City Farm Roots and Shoots Contact Theresa Salmon Contact Linda Phillips Newham City Farm Vauxhall Centre King George Avenue Walnut Tree Walk E16 3HR SE11 6DN Tel 020 7476 1170 Tel 020 7587 1131 Fax 020 7474 4960 Fax 020 7735 0602 This project works mainly with families with Training for young people (aged 16-25) with young children (under 10), school groups and learning disabilities, using horticulture/woodwork adults with learning difficulties. The main as practical, transferable skills. activities are breeding and rearing livestock, growing vegetables and herbs and eggs, honey Activities Training production and manure. Growing food User Groups Black and minority ethnic groups Activities Composting Young people Growing food Learning disabilities User Groups Children Disabled Women and children Learning disabilities Secondary school children Single parents•16• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  23. 23. Greater LondonSimon Community Emergency Thrive, promoting therapeuticNightshelter horticulture (formerly Horticultural Therapy)Contact Jonathan Burleigh PO Box 1187 Contact Nicola Reynolds NW5 4HW St Marys GardenTel 020 7485 6639 PO Box 13719Fax 020 7482 6305 E2 8TB Tel 020 7739 2965An emergency night shelter in a homeless Fax 020 7739 2965community providing a warm meal for guests Website www.thrive.org.ukand workers. The project also organises tea, soupand sandwich runs and a street cafe. This is a garden project used for training and employment, rehabilitation, therapy and healthActivities Community café for local people, disabled people and volunteers. Food provision It grows fruit, vegetables and herbs using bothUser Groups Homeless people organic and conventional methods. Activities After school club Growing food User Groups Learning disabilities Practitioners/professionals Disabled Mental health users Older peopleSmall Change (East London) Tower Hamlets Food Co-opsContact Jowanna Lewis Contact Ros Thompson Global Action Plan Environmental Health, 8 Fulwood Place Environmental Protection WC1V 6HG Southern GroveTel 020 7405 5633 PoplarFax 020 7831 6244 Tower Hamlets E3 4PNThis project works with primary schools to Tel 020 7364 6715develop community awareness of and Fax 020 7364 6779involvement in environmental issues includinghealthy eating. A pilot project works in four Two fresh fruit and vegetable co-ops providingschools in east London, with fruit tuck shops, weekly orders to black and minority ethnicresources for teachers and parents, plus cookery groups, the elderly, women and children, andskills. single parents. It is currently working on a food access project in a New Deal for CommunitiesActivities Tuck shop area. Nutrition/health educationUser Groups Parents Activities Nutrition/health education Primary school children Food co-op User Groups Black and minority ethnic groups Low-income groups Women and children Older people Single parents Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •17•
  24. 24. Greater London and Hampshire Vauxhall City Farm Horticulture Project Hollybush Family Centre Contact Amanda Rew Contact Mo Burns 24 St Oswalds Place Hollybush Family Centre SE11 5JE Hollybush Walk Tel 020 7582 4204 Hinton HR2 6AF Tel 01432 269 437 This is a food-growing project , producing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers for users of the Based in a family centre with a teaching kitchen group to cook and eat on site or take home with and community café, this project provides classes, them. The project targets refugees and asylum health education and information, advice and seekers. support. The aim is to improve the general health of families, and to help single parents with Activities Growing food parenting problems related to poverty and low Nutrition/health education income. User Groups Refugees Black and minority ethnic groups Activities Community café Growing food Information/advice/support User Groups Families Women and children Single parents HAMPSHIRE Breaking the Cycle Northern Point Contact Jennifer Davies Contact Ian Gilain Health Promotion Service 2 Spur Road Oatlands House Cosham Winchester Road Portsmouth PO6 3DY Southampton SO15 5NB Tel 023 9220 0413 Tel 023 8051 5202 Fax 023 8070 1489 A social club for people living in the Portsmouth area who suffer from severe or enduring mental This project was set up after research among local health problem (aged 16-64yrs). young South Asian women showed high rates of anaemia and low- birthweight babies. Locally Activities Food provision trained community food assistants raise User Groups Mental health users awareness of nutrition issues and increase peoples knowledge and healthy cooking/eating skills through practical sessions, eg, shopping tours, cook and taste sessions, cookery clubs. Activities Training Growing food Information/advice/support User Groups Black and minority ethnic groups•18• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  25. 25. HampshireCentral Point Roberts CentreContact Simon Summerill Contact Carole Damper 22-24 Kingston Road 84 Crasswell Street Portsmouth PO1 5RZ LandportTel 023 9229 8791 Portsmouth PO1 1HTFax 023 9229 8924 Tel 023 9229 6919Website: www.rethink.org Fax 023 9234 6088 Website www.phagroup.org.uk/This project runs a healthy living day centre for ECRobertsCentre.htmhomeless single people aged 18-65 yrs. Thecentre provides accommodation and benefit This is a day centre, which provides food foradvice, a healthcare surgery and subsidised families in crisis. It also runs literacy courses,lunches, as well as training in budgeting, cooking where a meal is also provided, and holds weeklyand independent living skills. cookery classes.Activities Food provision Activities Food provision Transport/delivery Transport/delivery Nutrition/health education Nutrition/health educationUser Groups Drug/alcohol abusers User Groups Women and children Learning disabilities Learning disabilities Mental health users Homeless people Homeless people Ex-offenders Ex-offenders Secondary school children HIV/Aids St Georges Beneficial Breakfast &Crisis Fareshare Southampton Homework ClubsContact Barry Gibbons Contact Jane Love 158 Windermere Avenue St Georges Beneficial C of E Millbrook Primary School Southampton SO16 9GA Hanover StreetTel 023 8051 1146 Portsea Portsmouth PO1 3BNThis project redistributes surplus fresh foods Tel 023 9282 2886(from retailers and supermarkets) to homeless Fax 023 9282 0179projects. It also delivers to low-income groups. Itworks work with a team of volunteers, roughly A school club providing before and after schoolhalf of whom have been homeless themselves. care, for 12 children in the morning and 24 children after school hours. The children areActivities Transport/delivery supplied with breakfast and an afternoon mealUser Groups Low-income groups and are encouraged to take part in preparing the Homeless people meals. Activities After school club Breakfast club Cookery class User Groups Primary school children Low-income groups Single parents Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •19•
  26. 26. Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Kent HERTFORDSHIRE St Simons Church Meals Provision Programme North London Organic Gardeners Contact Louise Mant Contact Sue Campbell 95 Devonshire Avenue 48 Wellington Road Southsea Enfield EN1 2PG Portsmouth PO4 9ED Tel 020 8363 3643 Tel 023 9236 0109 A local group of Henry Doubleday Research This project provides meals at minimal cost three Association (HDRA) members and others who days a week (two lunches and one evening meal) meet to promote home growing of organic food, to low income groups and the homeless. particularly in schools, for shows and for other clubs. Activities Food provision Information/advice/support Activities Composting User Groups Drug/alcohol abusers Growing food Homeless people User Groups All groups Ex-offenders Single parents KENT The Co-operative Bunch Fruit and Vegetable Co-op South Ashford Community Food Project Contact Gulzar Sharif Contact Jilla Burgess-Allen Southampton Environment Centre Ray Allen Centre 14-15 Brunswick Place Stanhope Road Southampton SO15 2AQ Ashford TN23 5RN Tel 023 8033 6172 Tel 01304 828 707 This project is the umbrella organisation for two The project runs Healthy Eating on a Budget fresh fruit and vegetable co-ops which run in courses. Participants prepare & eat a meal inner city Southampton. They sell seasonal fruit together each week and discuss cheap, healthy and vegetables at a reduced cost to members. food. The centre has a garden project (growing The project is open to all those living and sensory plants, fruit, veg & herbs) and is hoping working in the areas where the co-ops operate, to open a community café this summer. and the surrounding areas. It aims to improve access to fruit and veg, geographically and Activities Community café economically, for those living in deprived areas. Growing food Food Provision Activities Transport/delivery User Groups All groups Nutrition/health education Children Price discounts/vouchers Women and children User Groups All groups•20• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  27. 27. LancashireLANCASHIREBolton Community Nutrition Boltons Food Co-opsContact Steffie El Hassan or Julie Holt Contact Steffie El Hassan Lever Chambers for Health Lever Chambers Centre for Health Ashburner Street Ashburner Street Bolton BL1 1SQ Bolton BL1 1SQTel 01204 360 094/5 Tel 01204 360 094/5Fax 01204 360 098 Fax 01204 360 098Website www.bolton.nhs.uk/Dietetics/ menupage.htm This is a network of volunteer-run co-ops providing weekly fruit and vegetables andThis service uses trained community nutrition wholefoods. It is aimed at the elderly, low-assistants to work on local food and health issues. income individuals and families.Activities Information/advice/support Activities Food co-op Nutrition/health education User Groups FamiliesUser Groups All groups Older people Practitioners/professionals Homeless peopleBolton Gathering of Organic Growers Boltons Growing its own FoodContact Jenny Hall Contact Jenny Hall Bolton Wildlife Project Lancashire Wildlife Trust Blackburn Road 125 Blackburn Road Bolton BL1 Bolton BL1 8HFTel 01204 397 800 Tel 01204 361 847 Fax 01204 397 800The project consists of a network of organicgrowers groups, including Farnworth and We provide suppport to community groupsKearsley, Halliwell, Westhoughton, Women’s growing their own organic food in "communityGroup Nai Zindagi, Great Lever, Oldhams Estate, allotments". People work the land together andHeaton, Johnsons Fold and Breightmet. share the produce. Anyone is welcome, and some projects target particular groups such as theActivities Composting socially excluded, children and ethnic minorities. Growing food There are currently 11 projects in Bolton, one inUser Groups Low-income groups Salford and two in Wigan. Activities Growing food Food Co-op User Groups Children Black and minority ethnic groups Women and children Learning disabilities Older people Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •21•
  28. 28. Lancashire MegaBite South and West Lancashire Food Bank Contact Tara Guha Contact Linsey Pavsic Churches National Housing 49 Westgate Coalition Sandy Lane Centre Central Buildings, Oldham St Skelmersdale WN8 8LP Manchester M1 1JT Tel 01695 555717 Tel 0161 236 9321 Fax 01695 558073 Fax 0161 237 5359 This is a food bank which tries to prevent waste This project co-ordinates food voucher schemes in the food industry by distributing surplus to for homeless people in the UK. Food outlets people in need through voluntary organisations. where vouchers can be exchanged include day It is an environmentally friendly, free method of centres, where client groups can also access disposal of surplus products. support services. Activities Food provision Activities Price discounts/vouchers Transport/delivery User Groups Homeless people Food bank User Groups All groups Disadvantaged people Low-income groups Werneth and Freehold Organic Herb Offshoots and Vegetable Project Contact Richard Jones Contact Matt Favier 65 Berry Street Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale Burnley BB11 2LF The Environment Centre Tel 01282 430 433 Shaw Road Fax 01282 430 432 Higginshaw Website www.communigate.co.uk/lancs/ Oldham OL1 4AW offshootsgardenburnley Tel 0161 624 1444 This is a community garden designed on This is an organic herb and vegetable project permaculture principles, producing organic food providing practical advice on organic gardening, in polytunnels and greenhouses. It also has a and on how to grow and use herbs and community compost site and alternative energy vegetables. The target audience is Asian women systems. The project is linked to a community and community groups in the Oldham area. resource centre and aims to develop a community cafe. Activities Tool library Growing food Activities Community café Food provision Growing food User Groups Black and minority ethnic groups Food provision Women and children User Groups All groups Single parents Mental health users•22• Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
  29. 29. Lancashire and Merseyside MERSEYSIDEWesthoughton Food Co-op Food Works - AbercrombyContact Alan Brown Contact Shirley Judd 5 Snydle Close Abercromby Health Centre Westhoughton Grove Street Bolton BL5 3EP Liverpool L7 7HGTel 01942 841 356 Tel 0151 708 9370 Fax 0151 709 6725This project provides affordable wholefoods todisadvantaged groups and holds cooking Community food workers work with local groupsdemonstrations. It encourages people to grow to promote better nutrition, increasing cookingtheir own food by providing support and skills & knowledge of healthy eating. The projecttraining. targets the general community, plus single parents and hard to reach groups, eg, asylumActivities Growing food seekers and the homeless. Food co-opUser Groups All groups Activities After school club Nutrition/health education Cookery class User Groups Refugees Women and children Homeless people Single parents Local Food Links (with NethertonWorld of Food Project Feelgood Factory)Contact Steffie El Hassan Contact Pamela Mitchell Lever Chambers Centre for Health Netherton Feelgood Factory Ashburner Street 32 Marian Square Bolton BL1 1SQ NethertonTel 01204 360 094/5 Liverpool L30 5QAFax 01204 360 098 Tel 0151 330 5811 Fax 0151 330 5820Multi-cultural cooking festivals and workshops. This project promotes healthy eating andActivities Cookery class encourages development of community-led foodUser Groups All groups initiatives, including food growing, a community Black and minority ethnic groups cafe, cookery classes, mother and baby weaning activities and heart disease prevention. Activities Community café Growing food Nutrition/health education User Groups Mothers and babies Parents Young people Women and children Older people Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming •23•

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