Category: Tewkesbury

Hungry No More

Hungry No More are an independent foodbank who cover the areas Churchdown, Innsworth, Longlevens and Longford.

In addition to offering a free parcel of food to those who need it, they also offer the option to buy a food parcel containing 10 items for £4.

Alongside food parcels HNM can also signpost people to additional support

Address: GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL3 1HX

[email protected]

Tewkesbury Borough Launch

Tewkesbury was our penultimate launch, our venue was Churchdown Community Centre and our delicious lunch, which featured local produce including lovely strawberries served with vegan cream, was created by Emma of The Welcome Table Cafe.

The launch was the opportunity to hear from Jenny, the county’s Sustainable Food Places coordinator, about the work of Sustainable Food Places and the benefits for our county and Andy Sanders told us about the work of the Borough Council and the support they can offer community organisations.

Our first breakout session focused on acknowledging what is already happening across the borough and what is working well –  from food pantries and food banks to warm spaces, and we also worked to identify gaps.

Our second breakout looked at how we could build a thriving food movement in the borough with a view to creating a food strategy and we also considered who else should be a part of this conversation.

Our thanks to those who were able to join us for this launch, we look forward to  working with you and others across the district.

Priors Park Neighbourhood Project

PPNP Panty project (every Wednesday between 10am – 12pm) is a not-for-profit membership of £3.50 per week. The pantry offers up to 15 items of essential food and free fresh produce (subject to availability). This supports the most vulnerable in the community and helps households to save on their weekly shopping expenses.

We refer members to our professional agencies for advice, budgeting, and guidance.

We offer the following services on a regular basis:

Weekly drop-in advice sessions provided by external agencies and associated partners. Refreshments available.

Digital support to help residents become digitally included for welfare reform and skills improvement. Refreshments available.

Mental health, Health and Wellbeing support, building confidence through creative workshops, cookery, and budgeting workshops with refreshments. Refreshments available.

Job club and welfare to work funded programmes to upskill and encourage the unemployed back into work. Refreshments available.

Room use and hire for community organisations.

Community Networking lunches, warm space and meetings. Refreshments available.

‘Coffee and Create’ every other Wednesday 10am – 12pm – offering refreshments and participating in creative projects.

Thai cooking classes with lunch every other Wednesday 11am – 1pm.

PPNP Sheds Creative & wellbeing Workshops (every Tuesday & Friday 10am – 3pm) supports mental health and social isolation offering textiles, ceramics, pottery, gardening, creative woodworking groups, and other bespoke creative activities.

We also collaborate with our local nature reserve, to participate with wildlife activities and other local partners.