However, the Steering Group and sub groups have also been beavering away working on the Action Plans that show the progression of work and plans for the future. We have achieved a huge amount through these groups and you can see some of the highlights below:
- Greenwich to feature in the new Good Food for London Poverty Report and have been commended for the work we are doing
- Mulgrave fruit & veg stall supplying easy, affordable access to families in the area
- Thanks to our partnership with Fareshare, Rhodes Bakery now deliver all their surplus bread (over 40kg) to them
- A project between Trust Thamesmead and Waste Services, RBG has piloted separating food waste in a block of flats – a notoriously difficult thing to achieve
- Woolwich Common Community Centre is soon to be Fareshare Hub operating to distribute food to community groups and projects
- Greenwich University pledged zero waste to landfill and have succeeded in this – see their sustainable food policy here
- We have launched a Gleaning Project to help use ripe fruit falling from trees and Waste Services are supporting this project too
- Healthier Catering Commitments has gone from strength to strength working with takeaways to make their offer healthier, and will now include tips on waste and other Good FiG priorities
- GSPlus, the school meal provider has re-branded as Incito & employed a community chef
- They have also been awarded Silver Food for Life, with Gold in 2 schools, and have also received Compassion in World Farming Awards for RBG for Good Egg, Good Chicken & Good Dairy. They are the only London borough with 3 awards!
- GCDA has delivered 6 Food Business Training days to over 60 businesses & individuals
- Greenwich University host Sustainable Fortnight offering free sustainable cooking sessions
- GCDA’s Made in Greenwich Project works with people in recovery to produce healthy home-made meals and will now be a Fareshare Community Food Member, using food surplus
- Growing Conference held at Woodlands Farm showcasing local & national projects and work began on a food growing strategy
- GCDA launched ‘How to set up a Food Growing Project’ training – the first day was held in September and attended by 13 people including schools & community groups
- Foraging walks with Charlton Athletic Community Trust have been trialled and will run this November during Foraging Fortnight
And these are just some of the amazing things that have been going on. We have partnered with over 60 businesses and organisations, recruited a volunteer, co-ordinated 4 steering group meetings and 16 sub group meetings to move the action forward, and so much more! We are so delighted with the work we’ve achieved, which couldn’t have happened without the support from and action of some amazing partners, particularly Royal Borough Greenwich who had the vision to fund this work in the borough, and the people of Greenwich. However, there’s still much more to be done, so join us to help make Greenwich a fairer, healthier and more sustainable borough.
If you’d like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to our steering group this Tuesday 13th from 10am – 12pm at Fareshare. Drop us a line if you’d like to come along.