We switched our food projects from sit-in to delivery projects during the October/November lockdown. We also re-shaped one of our projects to provide free school meals to children during the Autumn half term holiday.
We successfully recruited our new Community Volunteer Co-ordinator, Christine, last month. She is currently co-ordinating the EATN17 projects. The Garden project has been running since early summer. If you want to get involved to grow your own food or volunteer to help, please get in touch with Christine on 07572297789 Garden -lUNCH Project Flyer 2 .2020
We held a couple of community meals in September. Please extend our invitation AAA Community Lunch Invite Letter 2020 2 to members of the community who will benefit from a freshly cooked meal on Tuesdays. We also need volunteers to help with greeting clients, preparing food, cooking and clearing up afterwards. Volunteers will work in shifts to carry out the different tasks. Call Christine on 07572297789 in the first instance to refer someone for lunch, or volunteer.
Christine will soon start work co-ordinating the National Lottery Community funded food delivery project. This is similar to the food deliveries that took place during lockdown.
Rest assured you will be safe when you come to volunteer for a project, or participate as a client. Our Working Safely during Covid policy ensures that staff, volunteers, clients and customers follow the latest government guidance.
Covid19 Feeding Project
At the start of lockdown, we launched a project to deliver hot meals to members of our community. The project was supported by our sponsors and partners:
- Haringey Giving
- Fair Share
- The Felix Project
- Haringey Reach and Connect
- Insight Platform
- Homes for Haringey
- North London Community Consortium
- Neighbourhood Watch
Volunteers collected food from a distribution centre near the stadium and cooked delicious meals. Other volunteers delivered over 1000 hot meals during the course of the project.
Another project, sponsored by National Lottery funding will continue preparing and delivering cooked meals in August, alongside the Eat N17 project.
This project has three strands:
- Gardening at the Antwerp. This takes place on Tuesdays at 10.30 am
- Social activities
This project will launch in August, after a new Community Volunteer Co-ordinator has been recruited.
The Antwerp Arms is proud to work in partnership with the
Alzheimer’s Society to be a Dementia Friendly Public House.
Sessions will be led by volunteers and there will be refreshments and stimulating activities such as Cake & Board Games, Music Memories and a Spurs Walk
SHARED EARTH PROJECT
THE EAT N17 PROJECT AT THE ANTWERP
We will teach people how to grow food and how to build an edible garden for small spaces. This project will help develop a new Antwerp Garden. The first workshop took place in the new community space, built at the rear of the Antwerp Arms.
The EAT N17 PROJECT offers local people, schools and families a greater share in their local land for crop growing. This helps people who have little access to land or who don’t have the necessary growing experience.
EAT N17 is being developed as a partnership project with:-
The Antwerp Arms Association
North London’s first community owned pub. The pub runs a project serving free healthy lunches and picnics to families and people in crisis. They will also use the fresh fruit, veg and herbs grown on this project in their lunches and distribute any surplus to those who need it.
Shared Earth Projects
This is a developing community interest company and social enterprise, set up and run by the professional gardening team from Back To Earth Projects and Rockstone Gardeners. They developed and built the Harmony Gardens at Broadwater Farm Community Centre. They run various local community food growing and gardening projects and are presently developing community growing spaces in this area for everyone to share.
Robbie is a Master Gardener and professional trainer, who studied at Capel Manor Horticultural College in Enfield. He now works running garden projects in local schools and with Partnership in Care in both Haringey and Enfield. Robbie is a lifelong gardener who creates and designs gardens, but also specialises in growing seasonal and exotic vegetables in small spaces. Robbie is also a graphic designer, chef and radio DJ.
Martin is a lifelong gardener and horticulturalist was brought up and trained on a plant nursery and market garden from childhood. He has successfully grown a wide variety of flowers, fruit and vegetables all his life. Martin has a long and successful track record in the voluntary sector, creating, funding, designing and managing a succession of successful charity and social enterprise projects in London over the last 35 years.
These organisations support many families and people experiencing homelessness, long term unemployment and/or extreme poverty in Tottenham. They want to offer local food growing and food production skills training and a share of the crops they help to produce to their many clients.