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WCFD November newsletter

Updated: Nov 16

Welcome to the November edition of the Wales Community Food Distribution (WCFD) newsletter. In this newsletter, we will share project updates and the latest events.



Hub Updates...

We’re delighted to announce that Tenby now has a new supplier! We welcome and thank Fresh and Fruity from Milford Haven for supporting this hub!

Also, the Tenby dates have now changed, it’s still fortnightly but collection is on the Thursday. For example order by the 17th November to pick up on the 24th November.


We’re on the lookout for volunteers for our Tenby hub so if you’d like to spend a few hours every fortnight volunteering please email WCFD@planed.org.uk. You will receive training and support within these roles.



Coming Soon!

We have some exciting things coming up in Carmarthen, so keep your eyes peeled on our socials for that!


WANTED: Food suppliers, Producers and Growers

The Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending project would like to invite any suppliers, producers and growers of Welsh produce to contact us for a conversation.


If you're interested in your products being stocked in the first PFCV machine, then please contact us on the details below to get in touch.


E: WCFD@planed.org.uk


T: 07502050099


Volunteers

We are so excited to say that our first-ever networking day with our hub volunteers went well this month! It was so lovely to catch up with everyone, discuss how the hubs are, how we can support them further and talk about how we will further develop their skills through training.

We know that all hubs would love some extra volunteers for their teams so if you’re interested in volunteering at our Tenby, Lampeter or Pembroke hub please do drop us an email! If you’re a hub volunteer and would like to sign up for our training, please fill in our survey here: Microsoft Forms


Q&A

We’re also delighted with how our recent question and answer session went this month, with a lot of different communities coming together to find out more about the project. There were lots of questions about how it fits in with communities from schools to family centers.

It was great to hear how others could see the food hubs being incorporated into their projects.


If you’d like to see our explanation of the project, check out our animation here; About Us | WCFD



We're now a full team!


Say hello to team WCFD. We're all contactable at WCFD@planed.org.uk




New Team Members!

We are pleased to welcome our new Team Members, Sam Stables, Fern Lewis and Rachael Whitfield to the WCFD team. Sam has recently joined us as our WCFD Produce Officer, and Fern as the Project Development Officer for WCFD. Rachael is a part of PLANED CWBR Youth project but will also be a part-time Project Development Officer for WCFD.


Upcoming events!

We’ll be presenting at Wales Real Food and Farming Conference our slot for the conference is titled 'Fresh Food Vending as a Distribution Method' at 1pm on Thursday the 24th of November. You can buy tickets on the WRFFC website.

PFCV will also be at the NEC in Birmingham for the Farm Business Innovation Show on the 2nd of November showcasing our vending machines and how they work at the exhibition! Make sure that you check out our eventspage to see what we’re up to, whether it’s our own internal events or events that we will be attending as a project.

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 at wcfd@planed.org.uk


Part of a community group that would benefit from a food hub? Have a space to host it? Ready to submit an expression of interest? Follow the link here


Want to keep up to date with us?

Check out our social media and you can also check out our monthly reels.

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Or contact us: WCFD@planed.org.uk