Abundance Nottingham is happy to distribute food surplus to community cafes, community centres, nurseries, or group of individuals who could make good use of what we harvest.
We have only been going for a few weeks, but so far we have distributed on an ad hoc basis to the following groups:
Salvation Army Elderly Care Home in Sneinton: The Salvation Army believes our older generation deserves to be treated with dignity, to receive care when they require it, and to have the opportunity to retain as much independence as possible. Find more about the Salvation Army’s Elderly Care programme here
Trent Crossroads Centre:
Handel Street Centre: Handel Street Centre is a Day centre for homeless street drinkers, and is part of Framework HA. It is currently the centre for Big Issue Vendors too.
Emmanuel House: Emmanuel House is a Day Centre working with vulnerable & disadvantaged people who may be experiencing problems such as homelessness, mental health difficulties, drug or alcohol dependency and / or learning difficulties. It offers support and advice on issues such as resettlement, welfare rights and drugs and alcohol misuse. Emmanuel House is raising awareness about Mental Health Week during the week of 12th – 16th October, and Abundance an St Ann’s Allotments are delivering fruit to help out.
Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum:
“All of us are immigrants or descended from immigrants, it just depends how far back you go”. Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum (NNRF) is an independent, voluntary organisation set up to work with and for asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The Refugee Forum is a volunteer led organization, run by a volunteer management committee. The Centre has a number of paid staff, but relies heavily on the time, dedication and enthusiasm of volunteers from refugee, asylum seeking and host community backgrounds. Abundance has delivered fresh fruit to NNRF’s Tuesday Night Project, and NNRF hopes to launch its own harvesting initiatives soon – watch this space! Find out more about NNRF here
Groundwork Play Rangers and the Happy Days Play Project:
Fruit was delivered to a Play day on Sycamore Park, St Annes to be used for Halloween activities and to promote healthy eating this Autumn. Groundworks is a charitable organization who are committed to improving the quality of life for local people. Groundworks Play Rangers run environmental play activities in parks and play centers across the city. Find out more about Groundworks here – http://www.groundworkgreaternottingham.org.uk/
If you are a community group, or know of any who would be interested in Abundance, get in touch with us as firstname.lastname@example.org