Helping Old Moat Eat
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Pauline Lozoya Hocking, Leader Old Moat Greenies
Thank you Sow the City for all your help. We know you've gone above and beyond your own brief and put in unbelievable amounts of hours, skills, thought, and attention.
The Helping Old Moat Eat (HOME) project addresses food poverty within a South Manchester estate through community engagement and activities promoting growing your own food and healthy eating.
Old Moat is one of the most deprived wards in South Manchester. The Old Moat Primary School has one of the highest number of free school meals in Greater Manchester and due to no shops in the estate, some people need to walk over two miles in order to access any fresh fruit and veg.
The HOME project resulted in some exciting and positive outcomes for the Old Moat community including: Over 500 people were engaged in discussions about food poverty and offered basic food advice either through events, in local homes or in the street. Four local residents were trained to be Food Champions providing a volunteering opportunity and skills for employment. Two HOME community events were held with over 100 people attending.   A food growing demonstration garden was created in the middle of the estate for training local residents. 27 people were provided with raised beds for growing food in their own garden. Approximately 30 people completed courses on how to cook on a budget and were provided with a food safety course. Over 200 healthy take away meals were sold over 10 two-hour sessions. These acted to pilot the potential for such a service in the future.
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