Food at Hope
Food is central to Hope
Read here to find out how Hope uses food in many different ways to bring benefits to individuals and our community.
Not having enough food to eat is, alongside having no home, the most extreme level of poverty.
We provide access to high quality, healthy food through our day centre and food club, offered in a positive, fair and dignified manner to people in need. By doing so, we improve people’s health and wellbeing. It’s the simplest way in which we provide essential charitable services to people in need, but it is only the start. For us food is a way of driving change, for individuals, and our society.
We provide both cold and hot food in our day centre, and provide food to take away.
We teach people how to cook and to budget in our day centre and foodclub so they can eat well on low incomes.
In 2018 we started growing vegetables and salad for our various food services, reclaiming derelict urban land for productive use and offering training and education in horticulture and the value of fresh veg. The project runs a series of pop-up shops on remote estates, taking food to people where they are, rather than from a static base. Read about this here
Hope’s foodclub provides discount, but heathy and fresh food to people on benefits , who join the club on a membership system. You can read about the project here
Through Hope Catering we offer training in catering for disadvantaged people as a step back onto the employment ladder and towards self-sufficiency.
WE ALWAYS NEED DONATED FOOD TO SERVE IN OUR DAY CENTRE AND FOODCLUB – IF YOU WANT TO DONATE, CONTACT US VIA email@example.com
We actively contribute to the reduction of food waste, but this is not our priority; rather our priority is to see that if there is surplus food from a broken food system, that it is made available to people in need.
We always need volunteers who can help with our food work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are active members of the Sustainable Food Northampton partnership – working to improve access to good food for all Northampton’s citizens.
We are members of Good Food Organisations Canada as an international affiliate:
We are also members of the UK’s Independent Food Aid Network:
There are other sources of food aid for people in need in the county; here is the current directory