Helping Our Community


Food Rescue - Hitchin FRESH

This is now up and running each Thursday morning from 10.00 to 1.00 at (St Mary's) Church House. Food that would otherwise go to landfill is collected from supermarkets and other shops and café then brought to Church House.  It is available throughout the morning on a `pay as you feel' basis and the aim is that nothing is wasted. During the morning, coffee/tea and biscuits/cakes are served. It has got off to a good start and all are welcome to come and see what happens - and go home with some great food! For further information go to its new website -

Saving Hitchin from Plastic bags:  I have started a scheme with support from local shops and Hitchin Initiative to provide home made Borrow Bags for when people have gone into town without a bag. It saves buying a plastic   one. The bag is used and returned to any of the shops who have them. I need help to make more bags and have the printed Borrow Bag labels to stitch on. Do contact me if you can help or need more info.

Helen Richardson,


Or phone 07880 682681

Borrow Bags

with Food Rescue, Borrow Bags, Job Club & Vegetable Gardens

Getting Rooted, Hitchin's local community interest company (CIC), plants two community veg gardens accessible to the public as part of its social enterprise and to offer people the chance to pick fresh organic veg (mainly loose salads and green leaf veg in winter). The 'Sunnyside Pick-Your-Own Veg Patch' which is the community front veg garden created with members of the local community a few years ago (23 Pulters Way, SG4 9JJ) and the pallet raised veg beds at Our Lady's Church /Hitchin Foodbank opposite Bancroft Gardens built and maintained by some of the local parishioners. Users of these gardens are welcome to help with maintenance of these gardens too if able.

Community Vegetable Gardens

Job Club Every Wednesday 10am-12 noon

If you know of anyone looking for work, they can just turn up at

Zeo Centre Bedford Rd, Hitchin

and receive help and support with job searching.

For more info contact: mobile 07931833838

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