National food redistribution charity FareShare is calling for volunteers in 11 Tesco stores across Hull and Humber from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 December 2015 to help collect food donations for people in need this winter.
FareShare is working with Tesco and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust on the 7th Neighbourhood Food Collection – the biggest national food drive. The last collection in June 2015 collected enough food to make 3.6m meals.
All of the food donated will be delivered to FareShare’s Hull and Humber Regional Centre, which is run by the Goodwin Development Trust, before being redistributed to more than 105 charities and community organisations in the region that feed over 7,660 people each week.
The Tesco stores collecting on behalf of FareShare are:
- Barton Upon Humber
- Cleethorpes Extra
- Goole Boothferry Road
- Grimsby Extra
- Market Rasen
- Market Weighton
Clive Darnell, Manager of FareShare Hull and Humber, said: “Each volunteer can help us collect enough food for 500 meals in just three hours – and the more volunteers we have, the more food we can collect to help reach more people in need.
“It really is a fun and rewarding experience to be involved in one of the biggest food drives in the country and something that you can do with your family, friends and local community.”
To volunteer at the Neighbourhood Food Collection, find your closest store and register at www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2015
The availability of green space was at a premium on the Thornton Estate where the Goodwin Trust is based. So the Trust in partnership with the local community established the Villa Gardens Community Garden.
In 2012 the Goodwin Development trust was offered the opportunity, through the sponsorship of Cargill UK, to further develop that initiative by positively impacting the local environment through urban gardening – and the Thornton Urban Gardeners group (TUG) was born.
Gardening can have a huge impact on local environments, improving the spaces we live in by:
- Generating community spirit;
- Promoting healthy lifestyles;
- Recycling green waste with local composting;
- Growing your own food;
- Green areas help clean the air/rain water;
- Helping decrease soil erosion and nutrient leaching.
If you’d like to get involved just go to www.thorntongardeners.org.uk or email email@example.com or tel: 07881 527771
Opened in 2011 by Alan Johnson MP following an estate-wide ‘Quality of Life’ consultation, and following a successful application to the Local Food Lottery fun, ‘Fruit, Veg and More’ was set up with the aim of providing a low-cost retail alternative to the big supermarkets with a focus on fresh fruit and vegetables, and good old fashioned customer service. Local residents give up their free time to volunteer to run the store, to keep costs as low as possible.
Open seven days a week, and offering free local delivery twice weekly, Fruit Veg and More is part of the Goodwin Trust’s Programme which also involves the Community Café, FareShare and Thornton Urban Gardeners.
The Thornton Estate residents have a long and formidable track record of organising and driving forward positive changes to their community – the Goodwin Development Trust being a classic example – and the opening of this shop is a testament to that past commitment and a sign-post to what can be achieved in the future.
If you need shopping delivered to your door, look no further! Here at the Fruit, Veg and More, we’re proud to offer a delivery service to residents of Hull’s Thornton Estate and the surrounding areas. What’s more, we offer FREE DELIVERY! for orders over £5.00, otherwise a £1 charge applies.
Look over our menu for the full list of available products – Fruit, Veg and More Menu
Just give us a call an one of our staff will be happy to take your order and arrange a delivery for you. Call us on 01482 213264
Goodwin Community Café can be found on the 1st floor of The Octagon on Walker Street, right at the centre of the Thornton Estate. It offers a high quality menu at very affordable prices – but the Café is about far more than that. The Goodwin café has become a focal point for community activity and is used as a meeting place for friends and groups to catch up over a cuppa – and where better than in a café that is at the very heart of all things local. The café is now also coupled with the Octagon’s room hiring facility allowing us to cater for your events.
So if you’re looking for good food in a friendly environment– just pop into the Café anytime between 8am and 3pm.
Or you could email the Café Manager at RThompson@goodwintrust.org or telephone: 01482 587550
FareShare Hull & Humber is run by The Goodwin Development Trust. It redistributes surplus food from the food industry to more than 70 organisations throughout the region – with more signing up every day to become Community Food Members (CFMs). This means that FareShare Hull and Humber’s network of CFMs is now feeding more than 5,000 people who are directly affected by food poverty. If you are a community organization working with people who are who are struggling to put food on the table – then go to our website and get in touch www.faresharehullhumber.org
To find out more information about how we can help and what we do, check out our Impact Report.
If you’d like to join our Community Food Network to receive food from FareShare Tel: 01482 337999
Or email the depot manager: be firstname.lastname@example.org