WCFD September newsletter
Updated: Oct 31, 2022
Welcome to the September edition of the Wales Community Food Distribution (WCFD) newsletter. In this newsletter, we will share project updates and the latest events.
Lampeter Food Hub is open!
We’re delighted to announce that the Lampeter Food Hub launched on Saturday the 16th July. The hub sits on the university campus outside the Canterbury Building (College Street).
You’re welcome to pop along every Friday between 2.30-5pm to chat to our volunteers and find out more information on the hub as well as place your order or collect your order from last week. The team is also looking for more volunteers for the hub and are keen to chat with anyone interested.
Borth and New Quay Food Hubs.
We’re currently still looking for volunteers to help us set up a food hub in Borth and in New Quay. We have the venues ready but we need your help to launch! If you’re interested, please contact the team!
Keep your eyes peeled for Milford Haven’s official launch date!
We need your input!
We have a quick survey that we would love your input on to do with our Fresh Community Vending Project, open to all to answer if you live in South West Wales! Led by PLANED, the Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending 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. This project is piloting fresh food vending machines across Pembrokeshire and working alongside the PLANED’s Wales Community Food Distribution Initiative that supports communities across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to set up their own community food hubs. Fill out our survey here
Pembroke Food Hub Podcast
Ioan and Rich from the team went down to visit our Pembroke Food Hub Volunteers at The Foundry House. They discussed the activities offered at The Foundry House and everything Food Hub! We recorded the podcast with food hub volunteers Peter & Nina, who are trustees of The Foundry House and Rich from our team at PLANED. The Foundry House express their need for volunteers for the food hub and other activities here. Listen here to find out more!
Welcome Ioan and Sue
We are pleased to welcome Ioan Lloyd to the team as our WCFD Project Support Officer. Ioan can be contacted on the details below:
We are also pleased to welcome Sue Latham to the team as Project Coordinator for the Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending Project. Sue can be contacted on the details below:
T: 07586 133101
Recipes and Tips
We have been working hard curating a range of recipes that you could create using your food boxes from our various hubs as well as gathering tips and tricks on how to properly store your fruit and veg to last longer!
We want to make this into a series so keep an eye out on our website for our first booklet and please email firstname.lastname@example.org for recipes you’ve made out of your food hub boxes! We’d love to see them.
If you would like to talk to the team about supplying, supporting or running a community food hub, please get in touch.
Or contact us: WCFD@planed.org.uk