Duchess of Cornwall opens new H&F Nourish Hub as part of our war on food poverty

The hub is also part of our fight to tackle the climate emergency within the borough.

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The Duchess of Cornwall (centre) and Cllr Stephen Cowan (right) pictured at the Nourish Hub opening ceremony

The Duchess of Cornwall has visited the Edward Woods Estate to officially open Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s new community kitchen, Nourish Hub.

Nourish Hub is part of H&F Council’s fight to end food poverty and tackle the climate emergency within the borough.

The hub is run by the charity UKHarvest and offers a place for residents to come together and eat heathy, affordable food. Nutritious meals are served daily on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis, and the Hub also offers food-based learning and training opportunities to local people.

The Duchess of Cornwall was welcomed by H&F Leader Cllr Stephen Cowan before receiving a tour of the Hub’s facilities and meeting with local residents and representatives from UKHarvest and Goodman, the charity’s founding partner.

Her Royal Highness said: "I'd like to congratulate everyone who is part of this, I think you've done a brilliant job. The minute you walk in here you get a lovely uplifting, cheerful feeling. What you're doing is bringing people together and getting people talking over food. You can’t think of many better combinations - so many congratulations to you all."

H&F Leader Cllr Cowan said: “I'm delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall to Hammersmith & Fulham - and particularly to the wonderful Nourish Hub.

“I’m grateful to all the people who work, volunteer, or simply enjoy the Nourish Hub and the Nourish project, and I am extremely grateful to Her Royal Highness for helping to spotlight and celebrate this fantastic venture.”

Healthy, sustainable improvements

H&F are working hard to end food poverty and tackle the climate emergency within the borough.

We’re working with our partners to bring greener, healthier and more sustainable improvements to the local community and open spaces with schemes on the Edward Woods and White City estates.

This includes:

  • delivering facilities for residents to grow, cook and eat healthy food
  • enhancing the public realm and open spaces
  • installing our award-winning sustainable drainage schemes (SuDS) as we futureproof the borough against localised flooding and boost its biodiversity.

We’re investing £2.3million of funding into the Nourish project, which is supported by a further £1.1million secured by the council from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund.

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