Author: Debs Baker

Feeding Gloucestershire CIO – Part-Time Consultancy Roles

Are you passionate about helping to stop food inequality and developing solutions for a better, fairer food system in Gloucestershire?

Feeding Gloucestershire is seeking to fill a number of part time roles to help deliver its vision to drive systemic change to build food security across all communities in Gloucestershire.

Feeding Gloucestershire (FG) is a multi-agency partnership, which was convened in July 2021 with a vision for Gloucestershire to be a county where everyone can enjoy good sustainable food, and nobody goes hungry. Feeding Gloucestershire’s Board of Trustees are seeking interested candidates to join with us as we expand our work across the county.

This is an exciting opportunity to work across Gloucestershire in the following part-time, consultancy roles, to find out more click on the roles below:

Managing Director – leading our strategic and managing our growing team

District Development Coordinator (Urban) – coordinating our district work across Cheltenham and Gloucester

District Development Coordinator (Rural) – coordinating our district work across and Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cotswold and the Forest of Dean.

Administrative Assistant – administrative tasks to support the team and Trustee Board

We are seeking dynamic individuals, with a passion for change and excellent networking skills to join our growing team at this pivotal stage of our organisational development.

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

Coleford Grows

We are a volunteer community gardening group for all those living/working within Coleford town boundaries. As a group, we want to improve our local area by making unused/under used locations beautiful again

We welcome new volunteers.

Access: We welcome anyone from the Coleford area.

Geographic Area: Coleford

Opening Days: Everyday
Opening Times: No restrictions

Project Rules:
Organic / Local Sourcing or minimum miles

Charging Basis: Free

Contact Details

14 Lewis Glade, Broadwell, Coleford, Glos. GL16 7RX
https://colefordgrows.uk/
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/https://m.facebook.cpm/groups/302286957806855/?ref=share

Forest Community Shed

We have a wood and metal workshop, space for hobbies and crafts, green woodworking, social spaces, tea and coffee, and always a friendly welcome.

We make  raised beds/planters etc and we repair and sharpen tools.

 

Access: Open to all

Geographic Area: Forest of Dean

Opening Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Opening Times: 10am - 3pm

Project Rules:
Annual membership is £20 (which covers insurance) New volunteers are welcome

Charging Basis: Membership

Contact Details

Forest Community Shed Orchard Trust Upper Stowfield, Lower Lydbrook, Glos. GL17 9PD
https://www.forestcommunityshed.com/
[email protected]
01594 780170

The Food Foresters

We are nomadic and offer teaching/workshops/practical at community growing sites and private gardens

Access: No restrictions

Geographic Area: Forest of Dean / Bristol

Opening Days: Every Day
Opening Times: All day

Charging Basis: Free

Contact Details

Permaculture Research Institute 16 Steam Mills Road Cinderford Glos GL14 3JB
[email protected]
07985 500891
www.facebook.com/groups/461130202305076
@Foodforesters.com7