Parkfields Community Centre is one of Mold Plastic Reduction’s Community Champions. Their volunteers collect quality surplus food from local supermarkets and offer it to residents of Mold at Community Fridge drop-in sessions. This prevents food – and it’s packaging – from going to waste.
Parkfields also purchases in-demand essential food and personal care products through generous donations from individuals, organisations and businesses.
Anyone in Mold in need of free food can call into the Centre on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.00-11.30 am and collect what is available that day.
Parkfields Growing Food at Home pilot project
Ten Mold households have been growing their own veg at home for the first time with guidance, support and equipment provided. All thanks to a grant from the Hubbub Foundation to Parkfields Community Centre.
As a pilot project, Parkfields has been gathering information about what works / is less successful, so that other groups in the Community Fridge Network can learn from their experience.
Vegetable grower Rachel Farr, from Cae Rhug Farm at Gwernaffield, has delivered the training session for Parkfields. She has used the Square Foot Gardening method, which particularly suits first-time veg growers.
People involved have been delighted with the fresh, tasty crops they’ve produced and report other benefits, such as enjoying being outdoors more and having an activity the whole family can join in.