Welcome to the Wales Community Food Distribution (WCFD) newsletter. In this newsletter, we will share project updates and the latest events.
WCFD have had a busy few months engaging with growers, producers, suppliers and communities. We are excited to have several food hubs in the pipeline, linked to local communities across the region.
PATCH, Milford Haven – July (date TBC)
The Foundry House, Pembroke – June 2022
Community Fridge, Tenby – 1 July 2022
Borth - coming soon
Lampeter - coming soon
… with more to come!
FIND OUT MORE BY CONTACTING THE PROJECT ON WCFD@PLANED.ORG.UK
Got your kit?
Don’t forget that communities will have direct, funded support from a Project Development Officer and receive a free Hub Kit containing the essential items to launch a sustainable food hub. Contact us on WCFD@planed.org.uk for more information.
Do you want to set up or volunteer at a Community Food Hub in Haverfordwest?
@No5 Cafe in the Riverside Shopping Centre is offering a free weekly venue for enthusiastic volunteers to run a community food hub.
Run by volunteers, Community Food Hubs provide fresh, affordable food. Weekly deliveries from a local supplier will be bagged into orders by the volunteers, then customers come to collect their bag of vegetables and/or fruit and order for the following week. It’s as simple as that!
To set up and run a Community Food Hub, you will receive a free Hub Kit containing essential items to get you started, plus access to free training and free direct support from one of our Development Officers and the WCFD Team. If you would like to set up a food hub using this venue, please contact WCFD@planed.org.uk
Listen to our latest podcast where Iwan Thomas talks to Alice, Abi and Laura-Cait in the busy visitors' centre at Dŵr Cymru's Llys y Frân reservoir about the new Wales Community Food Distribution Project hosted at PLANED:
Our aim is that people in Wales have the skills, opportunity and confidence to access healthy, affordable and sustainable food for themselves, their families and their communities.
Check out the website for more details: Nutrition Skills for Life®
Community Food and Nutrition Skills - Level 2
This course is for you if you work with individuals, families or community groups and you would like to be able to pass on evidence-based, consistent food and nutrition messages to others and to deliver level 1 accredited food and nutrition skills courses.
This course will develop your knowledge and skills in food and nutrition and provide you with ideas and resources to use with community groups supporting them to eat well. There are 10 sessions, usually delivered as one session per week for 10 weeks. Courses can be delivered in 2 ways, either:
face to face as a 2-hour group teaching session in a community venue each week with one hour of homework, or
virtually as a 2 hours self-directed digital learning session and a 1-hour virtual face to face group session with a dietitian each week.
Contact the WCFD Team at WCFD@planed.org.uk to book a place.
Get in touch...
If you would like to talk to the team about supplying, supporting or running a community food hub, please get in touch