Author: Debs Baker

The Great Plate

The Great Plate is a social enterprise that wants to improve the quality and impact of school meals across our communities. This will mean tastier, more nourishing food and using any profits to create community feasts and freezers for our communities.

As part of the Grace network, we are involved in several operations, but our day to day work is reimagining the way we feed children in primary schools.

Address: The West Suite, The Mill, Brimscombe Mill, Stroud, GL52QG

https://www.thegreatplate.org.uk/
[email protected]
07801745210

 

Blakeney Hill Growers

Blakeney Hill Growers is a group of like-minded people seeking a healthier, more organic lifestyle that revolves around our neighbourhood, Blakeney Hill in the Forest of Dean.

The small-holding includes an orchard, herb garden, wild flower meadow, a fruit cage, a vegetable plot and a poly tunnel.

The level of of your involvement will be completely up to you. You might want to work on the land or share the milking and cleaning out of the goats. You may want to help care for the chickens or bees. Training and instruction will be given in all aspects.

To help us cover costs and become sustainable we need to charge a basic annual membership fee of £6. In addition there is a contribution in proportion to the level of your involvement. This can be paid annually or monthly.

We run a range of community events and activities – including making preserves

Opening Days: Various
Opening Times: Various

Charging Basis: Membership

Contact Details

1 Prospect House, Hitchings, Blakeney, Gloucestershire GL15 4BJ, UK
https://blakeneyhillgrowers.org.uk/
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/blakeneyhillgrowers

Winchcombe Community Allotments and Orchard

A Winchcombe community growing space for residents to access, alongside private allotments

There is an annual charge which covers insurance and access to the community plot. Private allotments areas also have an individual charge

Geographic Area: The project is for the residents of Winchcombe

Opening Days: Mon - Sun
Opening Times: Various

Project Rules:
The site is completely organic

Charging Basis: Membership

Contact Details

78 North St, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PS
https://winchcombecao.co.uk/
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/Winchcombe.CAO/

MHCG (Middle of the Hill Community Group)

Community Food hub & welcoming social space, free hot and cold drinks, advice & support available, pay as you can basis.

We offer referral advice & support

Access: All local people in need are welcome

Geographic Area: Stroud

Opening Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Opening Times: Tuesday 11am to 1pm, Wednesday 5pm to 7pm, and Thursday 11am to 1pm

Cost: Pay as you Can and Donations

Contact Details

The Community Room, Nouncells Cross, Bisley Old Road, Stroud GL5 1PX
[email protected]
07707 126628
www.facebook.com/MHCGStroud
Collection Service
Ambient Food Items
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Chilled Food
Frozen Food
Suitable for Vegetarians
Dairy-Free Available
Allergies catered for
Ready Made Meals (reheatable)
Vouchers
Toiletries
Household Items

Forest Green Community Cafe and Food Project

The café and food pantry are open to EVERYONE and to ALL ages. There are hot drinks, biscuits, breakfast items, cakes, crafts and good company!

The Food Pantry will be open and accessible to all – please ask a volunteer if you need support with food. There aren’t any criteria for using the food pantry, whether you work or not, have children or not, claim benefits or not, visit the café or not. There are no questions asked just support.

The café is PAYF (Pay As You Feel), and this wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers, Forest Green Rovers Community, grants from organisations, food donations from the public and local supermarkets.
Come in and say hello, enjoy a drink and a chat.

We are able to refer to Stroud foodbank, they also attend every Thursday as the address is also a distribution point.
the 1st Monday of each month SDC housing officer, social prescriber, Employment support and Digi support are in attendance.

Access: Accessible to all

Geographic Area: Nailsworth

Opening Days: Monday and Thursday
Opening Times: Monday 9am - 12.30pm, Thursdays 2.30pm - 4pm

Cost: Pay as you Feel

Contact Details

The Arkell Centre, Nympsfield road, Nailsworth, GL6 0ET
[email protected]
07529902113
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090228446876
Collection Service
Ambient Food Items
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Frozen Food
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
Dairy-Free Available
Vouchers
Toiletries
Household Items

All Pulling Together CIC

All Pulling Together Community Association was set up by the local residents of Park Estate Stonehouse.

We give out food supplies on two days per week – larder and fresh food.

We are a food bank referrer and offer Debt advice; P3 Charity; C.A.B; Severn Wye Energy on site and other signposting

Access: Mainly GL10 (but we don't turn people away)

Geographic Area: GL10 Stroud District

Opening Days: Monday and Thursday
Opening Times: Monday 9.30am to 11.30am, Thursday 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Cost: Free

Contact Details

All Pulling Together CIC, 1. Park Parade, Park Road, Stonehouse. GL10 2DB
https://www.aptstonehouse.org/about
[email protected]
01453 822705
@APT_central
www.facebook.com/AllPullingTogether
Delivery Service
Collection Service
Ambient Food Items
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Chilled Food
Frozen Food
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
Dairy-Free Available
Gluten-Free Available
Allergies catered for
Toiletries
Household Items

Together in Matson

We are a community centre and we have –

  • A Food Pantry
  • Community Shop
  • Community Fridge
  • Lunch Club
  • Community Meal
  • and we offer a Warm Space

We are a Food Bank referrer and we sign post to other services.

Access: We work with everyone.

Geographic Area: Gloucester

Opening Days: Monday to Friday
Opening Times: 9am - 4pm

Cost: We have donation or pay as you can.

Contact Details

The Redwell Centre, Redwell Road, Matson, Gloucester, GL46JG
https://www.togetherinmatson.org/
[email protected]
Collection Service
Ambient Food Items
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Chilled Food
Frozen Food
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
Hot Meals Provided
Cold Meals Provided
Ready Made Meals (reheatable)
Toiletries

St Oswald’s Church Food Hub

We offer free fresh food and non-perishables on Thursdays from 12pm

This is food donated by local supermarkets and the charity Fareshares

An annual membership scheme is also available for £5 which enables members to collect an additional bag of food for £2 each week

Hot food is available at 12pm (donation suggested)

Access: No restrictions - anyone in need of extra food can attend

Geographic Area: Coney Hill and Abbeydale, Gloucester primarily but will accept people from other areas of the city

Opening Days: Thursday
Opening Times: 12pm - 2pm

Membership Model

Cost: £5 annually plus £2 for approx £10 worth of food (weekly)

Contact Details

St Oswald's Parish Church Coney Hill, Coney Hill Road, Coney Hill, Gloucester, UK
https://www.stoswaldconeyhill.com/
[email protected]
01452 690750 (church office)
Collection Service
Ambient Food Items
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Suitable for Vegetarians
Gluten-Free Available
Hot Meals Provided

Fair Shares Community Allotment

It’s a lovely community space in the heart of Barton and Tredworth, which is designed to be more than just be about food growing. It’s a community space that is used for events, activities, art groups, relaxation, wellbeing and lots of food activiti4es too.

Access: All welcome

Geographic Area: Barton and Tredworth

Opening Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Opening Times: 10am - 4pm (flexible other days and times when we have events on)

Charging Basis: Free

Contact Details

St James City Farm, Albany St, Gloucester GL1 4NG
https://www.fairshares.org.uk/locations/gloucester/
[email protected]
01452 415900
@fair_shares
www.facebook.com/fairshares
@fair_shares