Support us

Help us to keep doing what we do in our community! We are all volunteers but we need money for petrol to collect food supplies, printing costs for posters etc and for training people in the skills they need to run our community shop safely.

Please make a donation, however small…

During the Covid pandemic, we have worked to help and support our neighbours in need in Farmhill and Paganhill.

Our journey:

We initially set up a ‘shop’ in a local bus stop in the summer of 2020, sharing food and produce donated by local supermarkets and gardeners. Unfortunately, this had to close due to vandalism – but also because we found a new home for our food hub – first at The Maypole Hall in Paganhill and then at The Octagon Community Hub, Farmhill Lane, GL5 4BX (currently open from 2-6pm on Wednesdays and 10-12 on Fridays).

Our Freezer of Love

We partnered with a local food initiative The Long Table, to host a ‘Freezer of Love’ full of healthy frozen ready meals made from ingredients which were heading for landfill.

Our Farmhill and Paganhill Community Food Hub

The Farmhill and Paganhill Community Food Hub at The Octagon, offers groceries, fruit and veg (as well as the frozen ready-meals) on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. At Christmas, we donated 50 food hampers to local residents.

How it works: We collect unwanted – but perfectly good – food from local supermarkets and from Fare Share south west which would otherwise head for landfill. Now in Tier 4 lockdown, our community shop has re-opened for two sessions a week, thanks to a small, but hard working team of local volunteers. We can also deliver to those who are isolated.

We are all about sharing good food with good neighbours, supporting people in need in our community while helping reduce food waste. We are all volunteers. Help us to keep doing what we do.

Help us to help our neighbours in Farmhill and Paganhill who may be struggling to put good food on the table, or facing mental health challenges, or may have to choose between heating and eating this winter.

Paganhill Community Group brings together local people who want to help each other, offering their time and skills as volunteers.

But as well as people’s time, we do need money. Please donate!

We have a small emergency fund for people facing dire straits who may have fallen through the system, and we like to be able to reimburse our helpers for things like printing posters and petrol money for collecting prescriptions and shopping for people isolating at home.

We are recognised as an effective community group by Stroud District Council, Stroud Town Council, Stroud Foodbank, The Long Table food initiative and support agencies. We have received small grants, for which we are grateful, but we need your help too.

Please help us to continue to help our community.