Welcome to the July edition of the Wales Community Food Distribution (WCFD) newsletter. In this newsletter, we will share project updates and the latest events.
Pembroke Food Hub is Open!
Pembroke’s Food Hub in Foundry House is officially open! Laura from the team tells us that the ‘launch was fantastic, with lots of orders placed, loads of interest and even included chatting to the live show on Pure West Radio. We’d like to thank the hub volunteers and Mayor Councillor Dennis Evans for launching the hub and for everyone who joined us’.
Volunteers are there to meet you every Monday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm with fresh fruit and vegetable selections and locally grown salad options coming soon. Pop in to find out more, to ask about volunteering or just take a peek inside this valuable community venue.
Tenby Food Hub Launches
We’re delighted to announce that Tenby Food Hub launched on Friday 1st July. Tenby’s food hub sits inside the Old Chapel on Lower Frog Street alongside the Community Fridge. You’re very welcome to pop in from 11am on Fridays to meet the volunteers, place your order or collect your order from last week. The team also looking for more volunteers and is keen to chat with anyone interested.
Come and Join us at Lampeter Food Hub
We’re excited to announce that the first Ceredigion food hub will be launching on the UWTSD Lampeter Campus on the 16th July from 11am. This will give the opportunity for students and the local community to sign up to the food hub and make their first order. There will also be free smoothies for attendees and a competition to win some fruit and veg from the local supplier! All welcome! Find out more here
Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending Project
We’ve been given the green light by the Welsh Government to deliver the Pembrokeshire Fresh Food Vending Initiative in Pembrokeshire and are delighted to welcome Rich to the team.
Abi Marriott, Project Coordinator says ‘”this is a fantastic pilot project that will deliver alongside the current Wales Community Food Distribution Project and will operate a flexible, inclusive, environmentally and economically sustainable distribution model, bringing together community groups, food producers and suppliers in Wales stimulating Wales food supply chains.”
Led by PLANED, this project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government and the pilot will respond to Covid 19 recovery and enable communities across Pembrokeshire to access locally produced food.
Iwan Thomas CEO says: “As we have seen during recent lockdowns, local supply chains and provenance of produce has become increasingly important, and this PLANED project will not only support this, but also look to add value to our local economies within those communities and their wide well-being.”
You’ll hear more from Abi and Rich very soon but if you would like to find out more about the project, in the first instance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to welcome Rich Miles Tuck to the team as a Development Officer for the Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending project. Rich can be contacted on the details below:
Rich Miles Tuck
Development Officer | Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending
Phone: 07502 050 099
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