Calendar of Events
Hull Sustainable Food City presents: Food for thought talks
The Hull Sustainable Food City partnership is running a series of ‘food for thought’ talks during winter 2017-2018. These talks aim to bring inspiration, create discussion, and generate action around sustainable food in Hull. Everyone is welcomed.
Talks are open to members of the public but places are limited so please book via the Eventbrite link below. For more information about Hull Sustainable Food City or to sign up to our mailing list please contact Bryony – firstname.lastname@example.org.
HullCoin and sustainable food
Tuesday 5th of December 2017, 1pm – 3pm at the Annex, Community Enterprise Centre, Cottingham Road
HullCoin is a digital credit system that recognises and rewards positive social action by issuing HullCoin digital credits which are exchanged for discounts at local businesses and retailers. This event will be a talk about HullCoin and Sustainable Food followed by a discussion around how HullCoin could be used in our local food system support sustainable food production and sales, and alleviate food poverty. https://foodforthoughthull1.ev
Agriculture, Rural development and Food: some implications of Brexit
Tuesday 9th of January 2018, 12.30pm – 2pm, Warehouse 8, Guildhall Road
What does Brexit mean for food and agriculture? As part of the Hull Sustainable Food City ‘Food for thought’ talks, Nigel Curry from the Lincoln Food partnership will be talking about the possible implications of Brexit for farming, food and agriculture. https://foodforthoughthull2.ev
Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Co-ordinator
Hull Community Shop – Affordable Food Project
The Hull Community Shop was set this up in summer 2016 as part of an Affordable Food Project and is located at the EMS offices at the Preston Road Village Centre, East Hull, open from 10am-5pm Monday to Friday.
The aim of the HCS is to provide nutritious and affordable food for individuals and families who are suffering from food poverty; the shop is open to the whole community, offering fresh food inc. fruit, vegetables, eggs, bread & confectionary in return for a ‘pay-as-you feel’ donation. Residents that are on a low income can also apply to become HCS Members in order to access further support.
Accepted members are then offered support to engage with financial services, take up training and volunteering opportunities and apply for budgeting loans or community grants. They are also able to choose one day a week on which to access a wider range of produce via the shop, such as tinned goods and other ambient foods, which they can purchase at a heavily reduced rate.
All donations to the HCS from Members and the wider community is put back into the project to fund EMS’ purchase of tinned goods, cereal, tea and coffee, toiletries etc, thus helping the HCS to be sustainable.
Since July 2016, 60 residents have become members of the HCS, collectively accessing the shop over 700 times, with thousands of additional visits from the wider local community. On average 10 to 15 people access the HCS on a daily basis.
ENS is grateful to receive support, in the form of donations of store surplus, from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, One Stop and Sainsbury’s, as well as fresh food donations from Dennis Butler Wholesalers and tin collections from Sacred Heart church.
Any donations of surplus fresh, tinned or ambient foods are always massively appreciated by ourselves and the HCS Members; the project relies on the generosity of local people and organisations in order to serve the local community.
If you require more information about the scheme, or referral forms, please contact Andy Steele, Community Engagement Co-ordinator, Environmental & Management Solutions (EMS) Ltd, Unit C, Preston Road Village Centre, Hull, HU9 3QB, 01482 710177 www.emsyorkshire.co.
An event to learn more about, and celebrate, Permaculture in Hull in this Hull City of Culture Year. Lots going on, as the poster below indicates. Everybody is welcome to come along and join in this FREE event on Constable St School Field in Hull.
The WEA course ‘Making the Most of Autumn’ is being held at three different venues in Hull. See the three posters below for the different venues, dates and times.
There is a series of Wild Wellbeing Walks this autumn, organised by Down to Earth in Hull. The poster below advertises the next in the series, a Hedgerow Jam Foraging walk on Thur 14 Sept 2017, and for information about the rest of the series keep in touch with Down to Earth on www.facebook.com/d2ehull