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Hope Food Club tackles ongoing food poverty through giving access to healthy, affordable food

TACKLING FOOD POVERTY IN WEST NORTHANTS

As well as providing food for hundreds of our own foodclub members each week,  Hope facilitates an alliance of local food projects in West Northants (FAAWN), for which we source, collect, store and distribute food for its members. 

We also administer government and other funding allocated to buy food and other products for the alliance to distribute.

We welcome approaches from food manufacturers, packagers, producers, farmers and distributors to  supply food or other products to alliance members and use in Hope Foodclub

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Our own food aid service: Hope foodclub

In Hope's ‘social supermarket’ or Food Club, people on low incomes and benefits can join a club by paying a £10 a month membership fee, allowing them them to get food and other goods for free, 52 weeks a year

Some of the veg supplied is being grown by Hope in its gardening projects - see the Hope Gardening page on this site.

We distribute food through community centres and hubs in Northampton.

Wednesday

Free 2 Talk,                                     10-11
14 Park Square,
Kings Heath,
NN5 7LQ


Salvation Army,                                               12 - 1 
Tower Street,                                                  
Spring Boroughs,                                           
NN12SN                                                         


Friday

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO FRIDAY FOOD CLUB

 

THIS WEEK BLACKTHORN SERVICES WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON THURSDAY 2ND JUNE NOT ON FRIDAY 3RD

2ND JUNE 
Blackthorn Community Centre,                        10- 11:30
Longmead Court                                                  
NN3 8QD

FROM 10TH JUNE

Blackthorn Community Centre,                        10- 11:30
Longmead Court                                                  
NN3 8QD

(please click on postcode to access map)

Brookside Community Centre will temporarily close

 

 IF YOU NEED HELP CONTACT: adminfc@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

If you know someone who might benefit, please encourage them to come along to a club.

If you meet the criteria of being on benefits, just come down and register at a session - its easy.

KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE PROJECT THROUGH OUR  FACEBOOK PAGE AT @HopeFoodClub

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Directory of other food aid providers available here

Or organised by day/time here

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Recipes available using the kind of products we supply:

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

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WHAT WE NEED

We always need more food, from all sources. If you have access to any food, toilet rolls, etc, PLEASE donate them. Bring to our warehouse address below,  or ring 01604 214300 to organise delivery.

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CAN YOU HELP?

We urgently need volunteers to help run this project. These can include corporate groups or individuals. Please contact us via volunteering@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk to make a real difference!

Hope Catering sandwiches

We NEED donations of food,  from any source, including churches, schools, shops and supermarkets - please contact us if you want to donate or bring to our warehouse - RiNG FIRST 01604214300.

Our warehouse is at Biz Space: Turn into Kingsfield Way, from Gladstone way, Dallington, Northampton, behind the old Oliver Adams factory site.Turn right at the sharp bend in Kingsfield way, then travel another 300m past a road on the left, then look out for loading bays on the left, unit H4/A, just before the entrance to the Biz Space car park at the end of this road on the left and opposite two entrances to another larger warehouse (Sign mentions meat) and a timber yard. Post code: NN57QF Enter the warehouse corridor through the loading bay; walk straight to the end of the corridor, then turn right. Warehouse at the end of the corridor, clearly signed. Look out for blue signs at the end of Kingsfield Road. If you have trouble finding us, ring 01604214300




Our vision about food

Read more about Hope's wider views on food here

Read more about the project here: Overview    

Q and A

Academic studies of food poverty and solutions can be found here

We don't run a food bank. Foodclub is a membership food club where people pay, in line with a growing realisation that food banks are not the only answer to chronic, ongoing food poverty:

For media coverage of this type of project, see here and here

For an academic review of foodclubs, read here

Our crowdfunding film tells you lots about how this project works. View it here

Watch another film about this work here

We have received funding from many partners, including since 2020 the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, WRAP, DEFRA, The National Lottery, Sylvia Adams trust, Martin Lewis Foundation and many others.

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Our work contributes to the multi-agency Sustainable Food Place partnership, which Hope co-ordinates. Read about that here

Why we need a local sustainable food strategy

We are members of the Independent Food Aid Network. and an accredited international member of the Good Food Organisations Canada network

Hope Catering sandwiches

 

 

 

To contact food club ring 08455 199371

Hope FoodClub is supported by