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 by chef JC, ex of local restaurant L’Absinthe.
- 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 cooking on a Wednesday in the proper catering kitchen on the Oldfield Estate and giving out around 120 meals a week to Oldfield residents, families at The Winchester Project in Swiss Cottage and to individuals in our neighbourhood.
We are very grateful to charities Felix Project and City Harvest for their deliveries of unwanted, in date food and meals.
Donated food that we do not use for cooking is laid outside the community centre on Thursday morning from 10 to 12 noon 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.
We always need people who can spare a few hours a month.
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.
2 meals are delivered on Wednesdays to Oldfield residents and Thursdays to others in the community. They can also be picked up 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.
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 20th October 2021 by Mick Hudspeth