Neighbourhood Nosh

Neighbours helping Neighbours

A Primrose Hill Community Association endeavour to ensure that those in need in our community have access to healthy and nutritious food.

Neighbourhood Nosh started on 12 November, delivering to our local sheltered housing block, Oldfield, and serving people from Chalk Farm Foodbank with a meal made from fresh ingredients by chef JC, ex of local restaurant L’Absinthe.

Our Aims

  • To improve the diet of people who find it hard to cook from scratch with fresh food
  • To serve those in food poverty
  • To give people really tasty plant-based meals, moving away from a meat centred diet
  • To give some ideas for good food on a budget
  • To make constructive use of donated food and produce that might otherwise be wasted
  • To bring the community together by using volunteers and helping them to learn new skills

We are now giving out around 120 meals a week on a Tuesday and a Thursday and are also delivering to families at The Winchester Project in Swiss Cottage and to individuals in our neighbourhood.

Donated food that we do not use for cooking is laid outside the community centre from Tuesday mid afternoon till Friday morning for people to take, as a way of recycling rather than throwing away food, and also supplementing the dried and tinned food that foodbank clients receive.

Over 15 volunteers help each week with sourcing food, packing meal bags, delivering, chopping vegetables, unloading deliveries and finding referrals.

We are very grateful to local shops, cafes and the charity The Felix project who give us food. A special mention to Greenberry Café, The Nice Green Café, Andy at Primrose Butchers, Zam from the Post office, Phil at Yeomans, Morrison’s, Ben’s and Shepherds.

How to Receive Meals

We offer cooked, plant-based meals, free to the community within the CA-J parking zone.

Meals are available for delivery on Tuesdays from mid-morning to lunchtime, and for delivery and collection on Thursdays between 10.30 and 12 noon from the Primrose Hill Community Centre.

Deliveries are undertaken on a referral basis and need 7 days notice in advance of the first delivery date. Those able to collect can just turn up, no referral required.

Volunteering & Donations

Donations are always welcome – though our food is donated we do have expenses – for example packaging, labels and equipment. You can donate to Neighbourhood Nosh online here.

Do email us on [email protected] if you want to volunteer.

Last Updated on 24th March 2021 by Mick Hudspeth