Everything we do at FoodPioneers is about bringing people together for a positive impact, be it personally for the people involved, for the wider community or for the environment.

Below are a few happy stories of what has happened during some of our adventures with various projects.

BEE KEEPERS TO THE RESCUE

Swarm of bees found and moved to a safe place

Coincidentally, on World Bee Day in 2019 we rescued our first ever heart shaped swarm of bees from a goal post at Worthing Leisure Centre. Not wanting to alarm the footy players any longer we collected them up and gave them a lovely new Worthing Honey Collective home.

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Bringing people together over food

Fear of fish overcome

In 2018 be held a community BBQ as part of the Last Fisherman Standing Project to encourage people to eat more fresh fish. The response from people was fantastic and in particular from one woman who had this to say “…want to thank everyone this afternoon for a truly wonderful time, we went along spoke to complete strangers, shared food, got to learn how to fillet fish, and tasted the best fresh fish ever cooked to perfection on the bbq. I have a fear of fresh fish due to having a bone stuck in my throat as a child. Today 40 odd years later I tried again and I’m loving it…

For us, that is what it is all about when we bring people together over food!

THE ALGAENARIUM

Bringing people together to celebrate the sea

We were thrilled to receive this feedback from a participant following The Algaenarium in  June 2019. The Algaenarium weekend made a really positive difference for our whole family in many ways.  Our daughter was able to learn about and explore marine species through the medium of art, we both enjoyed learning about the skin healing properties of seaweed and could make our own scrubs. The educational videos and talks made a big difference in our knowledge of seaweed and marine life and the story-telling was superb.  My husband and our daughter were also involved in the organised beach clean. We really came together as a family and with the wider community, stayed the whole weekend and had lots of fun.  After the weekend I felt very creative and inspired by the event”.