Food for thought is a multi-faced project designed to promote healthy eating and knowledge. Combining the HU6 Community Allotments, Cook and Taste sessions and the Food Bag Scheme, food for thought offers something for everyone. The project is part funded from the National Lottery’s awards for all, which in particular has allowed Unity in Community to rejuvenate the HU6 Community Allotments. Staff and volunteers (recruited through partnerships with Groundworks, the PCSOs and Unity Training) have seen the site transformed in the past year and produced a number of crops that we have distributed through the food bags.
Unity in Community delivers Food Bags through partnership with Fare Share and Real Aid. This has allowed us to expand the number of bags and offer and focus what is provided. A bag can include items including bread, yoghurts, cereal, tinned goods, fruit, veg and occasionally treats such as chocolate and crisps. Food bags are available every Thursday from 11am. However bags are limited and are usually gone by 3pm. To ensure the project is sustainable we ask for a small donation for every bag.
Our Cook and Taste sessions have been replaced by Cooking demonstrations that run throughout the year and operate with a number of partners including Top Bannana and Unity Training. Attendees will be shown how to cook a nutritious meal which can serve one or the whole family and to show just how good it tastes they’ll get a sample to take home.