FOOD Portsmouth is directly involved in delivering projects across the city with a particular focus on Food Inequalities and Green & Growing spaces.  

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Community Allotment

The Food Portsmouth community allotment is based at Moneyfields Allotment site, plot number 252.

The plot provides opportunities for members of the community to grow foodstuff in a social and safe environment.

Emma, our community gardener is on hand on Wednesdays, 11.30am-2pm to offer advice, support and expertise, and lead on the day’s activities. There are plenty of opportunities to help maintain the site outside of these hours by arrangement with Emma and the rest of the volunteers.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get together in this peaceful environment  with a bunch of like-minded folk to dig, sow and grow, enjoy a cuppa or two and each other’s company. All produce grown is shared among the volunteers.

Get in touch via this website and get growing!!

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Summer Holiday Lunches

It’s that time of year again- summer. And so far it’s a scorcher here on the south coast - blazing sunshine, refreshing sea, electric World Cup and the tennis. 

On a less sunny note, however, it is also the time of year many parents dread – the 6-week school holidays. Not only are most parents challenged with keeping their kids occupied 24/7 but they also need to keep their bellies full. 

Food Portsmouth, together with Portsmouth FoodCycle and Foodbank will be tackling Holiday Hunger by providing one hot meal a week at each of Portsmouth’s six adventure playgrounds. That means if a child goes to every playground in a week, then together with the playground’s breakfast provision, each child will be fed throughout the day for six days a week. This in turn will alleviate some of the pressures faced by many parents this summer. 

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Men's Kitchen

A relaxed, fun, and social cooking course, with hands on experience where you will learn how to make a selection of staple dishes such as: soup, stews and curry.

Groups are small and run by men for men at the Pompey in the Community Centre's new training kitchens. Our expert instructors you will guide you through the recipe booklets each week selecting affordable ingredients so you can make the dishes again at home.

Open to all ages over 18. No previous cooking experience required. Ingredients provided; all you need is a takeaway box to enjoy your meals later.

The 6-week course is run by FOOD Portsmouth @ a nominal cost of £5 which covers everything.


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HealthyLiving Kitchen

New 5-week cooking course aimed at those wanting to learn how to cook healthier food for a healthier lifestyle.

Starting in September this year; dates to be confirmed.


Treadgolds Growing

Treadgolds City Garden at historic Treadgolds, 1 Bishop Street, Portsea.

A garden for use by the local community and different groups to plant, sow and grow their own vegetables and fruit. We will be running sessions for those wanting to learn all about how to start going about it, as well as having open access for those looking to develop their own skills and have a bash at something different, such as cultivating oyster mushrooms.