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Community Fund – Feed Our Communities – June Update

We’ve just received funding within the last 24 hours for 2 more allotments, which we can now actively pursue ready for September. We are also putting plans together to incorporate housing ad training / education  into our project, so at the moment we are looking at 3 types of deprivations.

We’ve got 4 new client referrals for a September start so I am very busy coordinating these across all sites.

Community Fund – LoveBread – April Update

Last month we used your bags for the 1960s themed Spring Market in our home town of Brighouse. Brighouse has a fantastic business community who have worked really hard over the past 3 years to create some of the most popular street market events in the country. They are our busiest weekends of the year and involve pretty much everyone who volunteers and works at the bakery. We have people on the stalls, people baking and people carrying trays of hot bread down to our stall (usually followed by a small crowd!). We baked 1000 loaves and sold out both days. Thanks for the bags! Spreading the Love Bread word!

Community Fund – Broomhouse – March Update

Pic 4BHSG Volunteer Activities and Updates

We have new volunteers getting started with us and we have had an English Language Student from Edinburgh College on a 3 week placement with us. Along with our ongoing placement with our ‘HNC Communities’ Student.

Our Volunteer Support Worker Jocelyn has had a very positive interview day with ‘Investing in Volunteers’ and a report has been submitted for the spring Judging Panel.

Our Website Volunteer Anthony had an overhaul of the website and it is looking fantastic.

Our ongoing ‘Tasty Bite Thursday’ is proving popular with our shop volunteers and our customers. This is also supported by our shop volunteer Sue Herbert who goes to collect the Fareshare food from Tesco in the evening.  

We had a visit from the Buggy Gym mums after their outdoors exercise at ‘The Grove’ the playpark near the shop. They came along with our other customers to try smoothies and were offered a free salad or pasta bag from ‘Fareshare’ to take home and enjoy.

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Community Fund – Broomhouse – February Update

BHSG Volunteer Activities

Our volunteers in the shop have introduced ‘Tasty Bite Thursday’ to share with our customers and passers-by to come in and try some new recipes, enjoy a bit of a chat around food and shop produce. We are working in partnership with Tesco  through Fare share and where appropriate we will use some of their produce which may be near its ‘use by’ or ‘best before date’ for  the taster, we will then provide ‘meal bag’ for customers to take home, this may also be from Fare share produce so will be free of charge. So far we’ve tried two types of smoothies and ‘bubble and squeak’ Delicious!

We are also pleased to welcome a number of new volunteers in February. 

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Community Fund – Wiggly Worm Ltd – December Update

Please find below some pictures demonstrating how we have used the Vegware products this month.

 They have been very useful for our weekly Kitchen Challenge programme, where a group of 9 people with disabilities hoping to get jobs in the catering industry have been cooking a range of dishes, and using the disposables for their lunch and for taking their dishes home in.

 We are also about to start our No Child Hungry campaign next week, feeding local families in community centres in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester who are living in food poverty, and the Vegware disposables will be very important in ensuring the hot nutritious food gets to those needing it most.

Community Fund – Broomhouse – December Update

St Josephs cookingBHSG Volunteer Activities

In early December our shop volunteers had a visit to the North Glasgow Community Food Initiative at their Milton Food Hub. The project provides fruit and veg sales and our group had a visit to their community garden which also offers great volunteering and learning opportunities. A great day was had by all. We also had a fun Christmas Party with refreshing fruit drinks and fruit and veg treats and paper craft and a quiz. 

For the rest of December the BHSG volunteers were busy in the shop preparing lots of festive fruit and veg orders, including our popular fruit plates.

Our Fruit and Veg shop closed for a few days to allow all the volunteers and staff to have a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year.

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Community Fund – Wiggly Worm Ltd – November Update

This month, thanks to the kind donation of the vegware products, Wiggly Worm has carried out numerous projects which has used these resources to help.

Our parent and child ‘Get Cooking’ sessions have been running at a local primary school in Gloucestershire, teaching families some basic recipes to inspire them to try at home.  The packaging has been used to take products that were made in the sessions home to the rest of their families to enjoy.

A new ‘Kitchen Challenge’ programme has also started in Stroud in November, aiming to help 10 individuals gain real work skills to help them to get jobs in the future.  During the sessions, the team prepare lunch for the rest of the group and serve them using the biodegradable containers and cutlery.  This helps to speed up the clearing up and ensures that the participants, volunteers and staff are able to focus on the activities.

The ‘Little Green Wiggly Machine’ has also provided food for 80 people at a charity fundraiser event at another local primary school.   We served up delicious hot pulled pork in brioche buns, or vegetarian chilli with herby couscous a cold November evening, to help raise funds for our No Child Hungry work which will start in the new year.

We look forward to the month ahead with more exciting projects lined up, which will see Wiggly Worm using the vegware products to help us to use food to bring people together and provide skills to help vulnerable people gain employment.

Community Fund – Wiggly Worm Ltd – September Update

Brekky 1We’ve been having a bit of a  “re-group” since our busy Summer campaign and are now starting to plan our winter “No Child Hungry” campaign- which is planned to start mid-November. Because of this, we have not been out and about feeding over the past few weeks.

We did this event for “Carers Gloucetershire” where we served porridge with raspberry compote; poached eggs with home-made hollandaise sauce and spicy giant beans with chorizo.

 As always, we really appreciate your donations as they mean we can make our surplus go that bit further and do more of this type of event. We are now gearing up for our winter feeding stations and will keep you posted once these start.