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 2020, delivering to our local sheltered housing block, Oldfield, and serving people from Chalk Farm Foodbank with a meal made from fresh ingredients cooked by local volunteers.

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 vegetarian 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 prep and cook in the proper catering kitchen on the Oldfield estate on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and then on Thursday lunch time give out around 80 meals to Oldfield residents and individuals in our neighbourhood.

We are very grateful to charities Felix Project and City Harvest for their deliveries of surplus in-date food and meals.

Free Market

Donated food that we do not use for cooking is laid outside the community centre on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11am for people to take, to reduce food waste.

Wellbeing Café

Every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm we will be serving delicious home made soup and cake, teas, coffees, jacket potatoes and more in our café on the mezzanine floor of the Community Centre. Come in to the warm to have a chat with others and a hot meal. All welcome, pay what you can afford.


We always need people who can spare a few hours a month, especially confident cooks. 

If you enjoy cooking or baking, packing and organising, or would like to deliver to people who can’t get out, do get in touch.

You can email us on

How to Receive Meals

We offer cooked, vegetarian meals, free to the community within the CA-J parking zone. We aim to help those who can’t cook from fresh, perhaps because of physical or mental problems, or for example people discharged from hospital or recently bereaved.

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.


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.

Last Updated on 14th December 2023 by Mick Hudspeth