Lockdown lunch May 2020

FoodPioneers Needs You!

As part of our work to reduce food poverty and food waste, we’re launching 2 new pilot projects about the power of food and community across Adur and Worthing.

We’d love you to join us!

Do you love to cook?
Want to be a part of supporting your local community?
Free on a Thursday?

If that’s a yes then BATCH is for you. We’re asking volunteers to batch cook 25 nutritious meal portions, at home, for delivery to our neighbours, who may be vulnerable, socially isolated, struggling to make ends meet and with no questions asked. Recipe ideas will be suggested but you will have the freedom to create your own dish in a ready, steady cook styley. Once we can all meet together (we’re really missing seeing everyone), we’re looking forward to getting together in a community kitchen and cooking up a storm together.

We are also looking for volunteers for COOK & SHARE, our new buddying scheme. Would you be up for regularly delivering an additional portion of food to a local neighbour? This volunteering option requires a minimum 6 month commitment of doorstep food delivery weekly or fortnightly as well as “having a chat” and getting to know your neighbour.

If you would like to get involved or hear more about our volunteering opportunities please get in touch with amy@foodpioneers.org.uk. We can’t wait to hear from you.

FoodPioneers contribute to the 1st Virtual E.Y.E Summit

At the beginning of July we were very pleased to take part in the 1st Virtual E.Y.E. Summit – (part of the Eco Young and Engaged Project) where we contributed 2 video workshops. Originally the workshops would have been in person but with the COVID-19 Lockdown, the organisers did a sterling job of moving the event online. You can find out more on the E.Y.E Project website.

Buzz Balms Back in Stock!

Looking for a last minute feel good stocking filler? Our Worthing buzz balms are back in stock at Larder (The wonderful zero waste shop in Montague Street).
All we ask in return for one of them is a suggested donation of £3-£5 to go towards purchasing new beehives, suits and equipment in 2020. They come in 2 yummy flavours – mint & frankincense and clemantine & cinnamon and contain our very own beeswax, cocoa butter, rosehip, borage, olive and coconut oil. Hurry while stocks last 🙂 and thank you for your support x

Worthing Community Chest AGM

On the evening of 14th November the Chamber at Worthing Town Hall was packed out with representatives from local organisations, the Mayor of Worthing and other local dignitaries, for the Annual General Meeting of Worthing Community Chest. As a past recipient of funding, Worthing Honey Collective is featured in this year’s Annual Report from Worthing Community Chest, which was distributed at the event. You can find out more about Worthing Community Chest via their website or FaceBook page.

Honey profits buy toys for creche

We are very pleased to announce that profits from the sale of Worthing Honey Collective honey were donated to Worthing Leisure Centre to enable them to buy toys for the creche.

Duncan Anderson, Chief Executive of South Downs Leisure said “This is a great story of amazing partnership work between South Down Leisure, the Worthing Honey Collective and of course the bees themselves. Our FIT4 members help to support the bees and in turn the bees have supported our creche”.

Read more in The Argus, October 31 2019.