Last week at Edventure the ‘Feast on This… ‘ food waste initiative got underway. We split into groups to manage and organise the different areas of the project i.e. community engagement, planning events, sourcing food and managing finances and funding.
On Monday we started compiling a list of possible food source contacts such as local businesses, supermarkets, farms and growers.
We also made up some prototypes for marketing materials such as business cards and fliers and set up a Facebook page and Instagram account https://www.facebook.com/feastonthisfrome/?fref=ts
Half the group went off to make shelves and clean out the food storage area we’ve secured at the back of the Welshmill Hub.
Over the next few days we continued to try and make contact with possible venues for workshops and pop up events and suppliers.
A couple of us went down to the supermarkets such as the Co-op, Lidl and M&S to ask about they would be possible sources. So far there has been no direct response from these larger chain businesses. We are also looking into S.K Fruits as another avenue and have been told by them to speak directly to the farmer who owns the chain.
We contacted the YMCA via the Routes café and left our contact details there fir the manager. They seemed enthusiastic about the possibility of hosting a monthly cooking workshop for the people who live at the hostel or those who use the Routes café which felt promising. Plan to go again next week to pursue this.
In addition to this space we are exploring the Bridge café and the local Scouts hut as other venues which we aim to make contact with next week.