Food to Fork
Food To Fork is our Community Food Project. This project aims to promote healthier lifestyles, improve well-being and alleviate food poverty. These aims are achieved through activities including cooking classes, each class has its own focus such as learning to cook on a budget and healthy cooking. All activities are tailored for specific community groups and individuals, all our classes are delivered in a relaxed and non-judgmental setting.
Food To Fork project uses Food Share to reduce food waste and distribute food throughout the community. We also work with other agencies to offer hospitality and social evenings for individuals within the community. We welcome inquiries from all groups.
Our community freezers are part of our Food to Fork Project. Community Freezers were provided after a public consultation found our community wanted a more discreet and informal way for families experiencing food poverty to access fresh food.
Thanks to funding we were able to purchase soup makers and the community freezers, these were then distributed amount partner organisations and a community food network was formed as a result.
Participants within Food To Fork can also access our Community Garden at Port Glasgow Business and Training Centre to undertake a range of horticulture and growing activities in our allotment.
- Our cooking classes include 'Cooking on a Budget' and 'Healthy Cooking.' All our classes are tailored to specific community groups and delivered in a relaxed, non-judgmental setting. Check back regularly for announcements on our next set of cooking classes.
This funding was awarded to ICDT’s Food To Fork project from ‘Development Trusts Association Scotland’s ‘Pockets and Prospects Resilience Fund’ which was developed by the ‘Scottish Community Alliance’ as to support communities to create their own resilience models around food poverty, healthy cooking and growing. Having the freezers and soup makers out in the community now allows us to work towards developing a community food sharing network, whereby different community groups can receive and distribute healthy frozen food and meals, which would have otherwise gone to waste.
Our partners in this programme include Rainbow Family Centre, Branching Out, Food To Fork, Belville Community Garden and King’s Oak Nursery and each of our Community Freezers can be found at these locations.