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 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 cooking on a Wednesday morning in the proper catering kitchen on the Oldfield Estate and giving out around 100 meals a week to Oldfield residents, individuals in our neighbourhood and people and families who come to the ‘free market’.

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 (including families from the Winchester Project) 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.

Volunteers

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 [email protected]

How to Receive Meals

We offer cooked, plant-based 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.

Two meals are delivered on Wednesdays to Oldfield residents and Thursdays to others in the  community. They can also be picked up  on Wednesdays between 10 and 11am from 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.


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.


Last Updated on 18th November 2022 by Mick Hudspeth