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We are kicking off the spring on the right note with great cooking groups, exciting fundraising and lovely social get togethers with our volunteers. This month’s newsletter will tell you about what we have coming up, what we have been … More

Our February newsletter is out now! We have all heard how too much sugar can lead to obesity and other long-term health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. But is this true of all sugar? The truth is less … More

Our January newsletter is out now! At Project Food we know that nutritious food is essential for good health and we want everyone to benefit from a better diet. Our free support will help you develop the skills, confidence and … More

Project Food is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees to work in partnership with the Director, committed to making the charity as successful as it can be. Established in 2006, we are passionate about supporting people to access … More

Our December newsletter is out now. We would like to start by saying a huge thank you to our volunteer, Lily for her work on this month’s newsletter. We all know how easy it is to get caught up in … More

Welcome to the Project Food annual newsletter – Food Matters. Ideally, everyone would have the income, skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy a nutritious diet. Many people live on very low incomes, suffer from mental illness, have never been taught … More

Our October newsletter is out now and this month we are talking about the benefits of fish. Most of us should try to include more fish in our diets, so this month it’s on the menu at Project Food. Our … More

Project Food will be returning to Chard with our new and exciting cooking group – ‘Cooking with Confidence’ Whether you are cooking just for yourself, caring for a loved one, managing a diet-related illness or simply not feeling very confident … More

After the huge sell-out success of our last event, we are delighted to invite you to come and join us on Friday 1st December for a wine tasting evening at The Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth.  A fantastic opportunity to learn … More

Our September newsletter is out now!! With summer now coming to an end, the autumn will see our groups and sessions starting up again as well as some great fundraising events and volunteer opportunities. We also have some new Trustees … More

  Come and join us for this year’s fundraising curry night at River Cottage on Thursday 9th November at 6.30pm. This will be the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, enjoy an exquisite 3-course vegetarian curry prepared by the … More

We are excited to announce that our popular Cooking Made Easy group is returning to Seaton after a short summer break. Supported by Seaton Hospital League of Friends and Seaton Town Council, we will be back in The Marshlands Centre … More

Simon wanted to raise some money for Project Food and decided that throwing himself out of a plane was the way to do it! On the 8th of September, he will jump out of a plane at 7,500 ft.  He … More

The Project Food Summer newsletter is out now! Most of us really enjoy a barbecue when the weather is good – and some of us do even when it’s not so good! But we can often get stuck with the … More

Free family cooking classes!! We are happy to announce that the dates for our family cooking classes in the summer holiday have now been arranged. We will be at Holyrood Academy, Zembard Lane, Chard during the school holidays for our … More

The Project Food June Newsletter is out now!! We are now into the second half of 2023 and it’s been a busy time for the Project Food Team. We have some exciting new projects to take us into the summer … More

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES. Budgeting Basics with Cosmic UK! We are excited to be teaming up with Cosmic UK to offer a ‘Budgeting Basics’ workshop. This FREE … More

Our May newsletter is out now! ‘Just One Thing’, presented by Dr Michael Mosley, is a BBC radio series (many episodes available on BBC Sounds) about how you can improve your health and well-being by committing to some small changes … More

Welcome to our latest volunteer newsletter.  The time you give to Project Food is invaluable to us and the people we help.  We would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you.  This newsletter will … More

15th  – 21st May is Mental Health Awareness Week To celebrate, let us tell you about a fantastic project we have been running over the last few months – Food and Mood on the Farm! We have been absolutely thrilled … More

Do you want to help people? Do you have a passion for good food and good health? If so, have you ever considered becoming a charity trustee? Trustees are all volunteers. You do not need to have any particular qualifications. … More

Our Project Food newsletter is out now! We are back with an update on what we have been doing over the past couple of months and to tell you what we have coming up during May and June.  There is … More

Eating a diet rich in fibre has many health benefits. It can help to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, including bowel cancer. Fibre is also important for digestive health. Choosing foods that … More

Our February newsletter is to give you an update on what Project Food has been doing, what we have coming up and what support is available in our local area. We are so lucky to have many active organisations all … More

Our January newsletter is out now! We all know that a certain amount of exercise is important for good health—both physical and mental—but it can be hard to get going, especially if you have limited mobility or suffer from low … More

Project Food takes its role in the community extremely seriously.  Supporting people, many of whom are vulnerable, to develop the confidence, motivation and skills they need for better health is an important responsibility and we also want to make sure … More

It’s hard to believe that we have reached our final newsletter of 2022.  It has been lovely to see so many of you in our groups both out in the community and here at Project Food.   We look forward to … More

Earlier this year, we started a project called Food and Mood.  Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the aim of the project was to help you to understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. We … More

Our November newsletter is out now. Now more than ever, most of us are trying to reduce our food and fuel bills. Whilst there is sadly no magic wand, there are a few changes we can all make to help … More

Project Food Annual Newsletter 2022 Food Matters

The Project Food annual newsletter 2022 “Food Matters” is now live, and you can read it here. We hope that you enjoy reading what we have been doing during the last year and, given the extreme times we are living … More

Evidence suggests that good nutrition is just as important for our mental health as it is to our physical health. As well as impacting on shorter-term mental health, the evidence indicates that food plays an important role in the development, … More

September newsletter is now live! This month we will help you to reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Whilst we all need a small amount of salt for good health, it really is only a very tiny amount—about … More

With Hannah taking some very well-deserved holiday, Kerry is taking over this month’s newsletter to give you an update. We have been busy over the last few months.  Come and have a read to see what we have been up … More

Project Food has launched a new series of cooking and gardening sessions designed to improve mental health. Meeting twice a month from the 15th of September, ‘Food and Mood’ will help you to explore the relationship between what you eat … More

River Cottage founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will host a unique dining experience for 60 guests at River Cottage HQ on Thursday 8th September. The event will raise vital funds for local charity Project Food, which supports local people to access nutritious … More

Our June newsletter is out now! We’re now on our way out of the so-called ‘Hungry Gap’ meaning that UK-grown produce becomes more plentiful…and cheaper too. With this in mind, it is a good opportunity to look at some different … More

With the cost of living increasing so much at the moment, we thought it would be useful to go through some of the essentials to keep in stock to help you to keep down the cost of eating well. Download … More

Project Food has launched new dates for our popular Cooking Made Easy groups in Axminster and Seaton. Funded by the Seaton Hospital League of Friends, the Seaton group will continue to meet at The Marshlands Centre, Harbour Road on the … More

Our April newsletter is out now! We have been very busy recently with new sign-ups to our mailing list, so we are taking a look at the main Project Food principles for eating well this month. Remember, it’s not just … More

Our March newsletter is out now! Last month we took a look at the different types of sugar and how to identify them. This month the spotlight is on food labels and ‘sugar swaps’. Learning more about this can help … More

We recently welcomed BBC Spotlight news to our kitchens to film a news feature on our cooking classes for children from low-income families or with SEND. Working with River Cottage and NHS Property Services volunteers, we hosted 3 days of … More

We have all heard how too much sugar can lead to obesity and other long-term health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. But is this true of all sugar? The truth is less straightforward than you might think! Project … More

We were so excited on Monday 21st February to welcome more children to our Axminster Hospital kitchens to a cooking class with River Cottage Executive Head Chef Gelf Alderson, ably assisted by volunteers from NHS Property Services.  The children cooked … More

This February half term, we’re teaming up with River Cottage to run some FREE hands-on cooking classes for children aged 7-11 from low income families or children with special educational needs in Axminster and the surrounding villages. Working alongside their … More

Whilst not everyone feels the need for breakfast, research does show that eating breakfast can improve concentration and makes you less likely to get cravings for more unhealthy foods if you have had something to eat in the morning. Even … More

We are excited to be welcoming local children to our kitchen for our super fun ‘Kids’ Kitchen’ club. Children from years 5 and 6 with special education needs and disabilities will come and explore food and cooking in a friendly, … More

When the evenings are dark and it’s cold out, it can tempting to turn to stodgy, rich dinners every evening.  These (often not so healthy) choices don’t always make us feel wonderful after we’ve eaten them. Look out for foods … More

I wonder how many of you have heard a series on BBC Radio 4 called ‘Just One Thing’ presented by Dr Michael Mosley? It’s been a really interesting series of programmes on how you can improve your health and wellbeing … More

It’s been a busy 12 months at Project Food!  A new home, new projects, fundraising events and all while still supporting people that have feeling the impact of the pandemic.  Read our annual newsletter – Food Matters. Project Food Nov … More

Many of us find it hard to get through the day without ‘a little something’ between meals. But the problem with snacks is that that the unhealthy ones can add many hundreds of calories to our day –without giving us … More

We are delighted to announce that we are resuming our FREE cooking sessions in November.  Starting in our kitchens at Axminster Hospital, The Crowshute Centre in Chard and Marshlands Centre in Seaton, our friendly supportive groups will offer cooking demonstrations … More

This event has now sold out.  To keep up to date with future fundraising events, please email kerry@project-food.org.uk Come and join us on Friday 26th November for a wine tasting evening at The Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth. A fantastic opportunity … More

Our September newsletter is now live! We have been running our Covid related projects for quite sometime now so thought that in this month’s newsletter we would update you on all things Project Food—how we’ve been supporting the community during … More

We were very pleased to work with Devon County Council to support families with children who qualify for free school meals with recipe boxes over the summer holidays. “We loved the opportunity to learn to cook together, to have a … More

River Cottage Founder, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be greeting guests over a drink at our next fundraising dinner to he held at River Cottage on 9th September.  

We are delighted once again to be able to offer food boxes to families of school aged children.  So if you live in or near Axminster and would like one, please get in touch on 01297 631782 or info@project-food.org.uk.  We … More

Calling all 8-12 year old children who want something to do during the holidays, would like to learn about cookery and love eating delicious food!  Come and cook with us from 10.30 – 1 on 11th August and then eat … More

Our July newsletter is now live! Barbeque or BBQ, whichever way you spell it, the weather for one has finally arrived!  In this month’s newsletter we’re looking at a few ways to help make yours not only absolutely delicious but … More

50 lucky families were given recipe boxes to cook meals for themselves over the summer half term. We prepared the boxes, and working through the Axe Valley Academy, Axminster Primary and St Mary’s Schools in Axminster, we made sure that … More

Project Food ran a holiday camp with cooking and a full meal each day during the Easter Holidays for children from Axminster primary schools. Everyone enjoyed the week enormously and the feedback has been extremely positive, giving parents some relief … More

Project Food has been commissioned by Devon Community Foundation, on behalf of Devon County Council, to map existing food support for children and families in East Devon. More

Retired Colyton resident Brian has found our Zoom cooking classes a revelation. More