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Volunteers from NoSH Meet their Food Hero

Pictured left to right: Annie Page Food Co-Ordinator for NoSH, Lynsey Kelleher of Uplands Community Hub, food poverty campaigner Jack Monroe and Denise Nolson of Middle of the Hill Community Group

Volunteers from the Network of Stroud Hubs (NoSH) had the opportunity to meet their food hero, Jack Monroe, at the Stroud Food Festival.

Upland's Food Hub volunteer, Lynsey Kelleher said: "Jack was raw and real. Stroud held her space and she got a standing ovation."

The outing was a bonding experience for the volunteers. Some volunteers and visitors to the hubs were given complementary tickets by Food Festival organisers.

One of the recipients of the free tickets said: "Thank you for thinking of me. Jack Monroe's talk has left me thinking a lot! Her words were true and powerful. I had a fantastic night."

Jack Monroe, who is also known for her blog 'A Girl Named Jack', is an inspiration to the volunteers and staff at the Hubs because they too must stretch ingredients to overcome hunger in Stroud town's neighbourhoods.

County Councillor David Drew describes the Hubs as "a beacon of hope in very difficult times".

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the cafes and food hubs run by NoSH. Anyone can attend on a pay-as-you-feel basis, no questions asked. Organisers would welcome wider community attendance to ensure the Hubs become sustainable venues.

Why not pop along to one of the following places to eat and socialise:

• Top of Town at parliament Hill Children's Centre hold their café on a Tuesday at 10.30-12.30pm and Saturday 11am-1pm.

• Middle of the Hill Community Group hold their café Tues 11am-1pm, Wednesday 5pm -7pm, Thursday 11am-1pm.

• Paganhill Community Group are holding their café on Wednesday 1-5pm, in their garden space. The also have a Foodhub session running from their marquee on Fridays 10 am-12pm.

• Trinity Rooms Café is Friday and their space is open from 9.30am – 3pm, with lunch served from 12-2pm. The community pantry is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 9-11 am.

NoSH has partnerships with Stroud Farmers Market, Zerodig Oakbrook Farm, Green Gourmet, Bisley Lane Farm, Godsell Cheese, Andy Rumming Beef, Slad Valley Mushrooms all of whom help to encourage food equity in our community.

If you're a part of the food chain and would like to support us in feeding Stroud and reducing food waste by donating surplus produce, please get in touch with Annie.

The Community Hubs always need more community builders. If you would like to get involved, please contact or pop into the Town Council offices on London Road.

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 09:34 by Admin team

Tags: Community