The Hastings & Rother Food Network is a collaboration of food related organisations, businesses, individuals and community partners who are working together to tackle food insecurity in our town. The Network is facilitated by Hastings Voluntary action.
The Food Network was set up in Oct 2020 following the success of the Emergency Food Group initiated in March 2020 by Hastings Food Bank, Hastings Borough Council and Hastings Voluntary Action. Funding was received across East Sussex by Public Health to embed Food Partnership Officers in Hastings, Rother, Lewes and Eastbourne and Wealden.
• Network concept – To bring people together and join up the dots on as many food related projects and initiatives happening locally as we can. To avoid duplication through sharing of resources, experience/expertise and funding. By working collaboratively, the network offers strength and consistency to tackle local food issues such as food poverty, food wastage, improving health and nutrition education and enabling local food growing schemes.
• Network vision – To create a physical hub space in Hastings which can act as a base for food related activity from surplus food distribution to training such as food hygiene, lifting and handling, cookery workshops (eating on a budget, healthy eating etc) growing and veg box style schemes and signposting to food partners projects out in the community – a one stop food shop!
Are you interested in addressing issues of food poverty, providing food related education and training, or encouraging and advocating health improvements through food, nutrition and local growing schemes? If so, contact debby on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07513 234307
Do you need to access food supplies for yourself or clients?
* The Pantry Dorset Place Hastings are open Tues and Fri 10-1. To join as a member you will need to show proof of benefits. Tel: 01424 444691.
* Doms Food Mission - Tel:07792 011372
*Warming up the Homeless - 07367 060708
*Hastings Food Bank Holy Trinity Church Hastings - Wednesdays Tel: 07840 280650
*Chapel Park Community Centre - Thurs 1-3 Tel:01424 714095
Additional details of other community food partners can be found on our Face Book page
Other community food providers across Hastings and Rother can be found on our Face Book page.