Winchester Food Partnership
Incredible Edible Winchester
Incredible Edible Winchester promotes local food growing, buying local seasonal food and reducing food waste.
You can get involved in regular planting and maintenance at the railway station planters or at the community allotment, help communities to set up and grow their own food or talk to individual and groups about food waste and buying seasonal foods. Prior experience not a necessity, novice enthusiasts welcome.
FirstBite was established in 2016 to promote healthy nutrition and social inclusion through direct community actions, while tackling the systemic waste problem in the food supply chain. FirstBite uses surplus food to cook healthy and nutritious meals at cafes, workshops and events. The food is high-quality, fresh and in-date and would otherwise be destined for landfill due to mis-labelling, damaged packaging or over-ordering.
Their regular projects include after-school Grub Clubs in primary schools around Winchester, Employability & Life Skills training with Inclusion NHS Winchester, and The Community Café (based at the Pastoral Centre next to St Peter’s Church on Jewry Street). Their Facebook page is full of updates on their projects and events.
For more information or to get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester City Fairtrade Network
Winchester City has now been an accredited Fairtrade city for 10 years. It's aims are to encourage workplaces, schools, universities, places of worship etc to use Fairtrade products and to relate the principles of fair trade to local supply and sustainability.
For more information, please visit www.winchesterfairtrade.org.uk
University of Winchester
The University of Winchester is a national leader in the area of Sustainable Catering. Committed to sustainability, they launched theirLIFE brand which provides the foundation for the catering operations.
- Meals and menus are created using fresh, seasonal and ethical produce, with ingredients sourced from local and regional suppliers
- Food miles are monitored and the number of catering deliveries made per week to campus has been minimised
- Winchester is a Fairtrade University
- The University is committed to animal welfare and uses free range eggs, chicken and pork and organic milk in all of its dishes for students and staff alike.
More information about the UoW catering initiatives and awards can be found on their website - https://www.winchester.ac.uk/about-us/sustainability-and-ethics/ethical-catering/
The University of Winchester regularly hosts public film screenings or talks and discussions about current issues. Upcoming events can be found at www.winchester.ac.uk/events.