Hub and Spoke
Hub and Spoke is our catchy name for the way in which we are expanding FareShare South West. Simply put, the Hub is our existing warehouse in Bristol, and the Spokes are the organisations and charities outside Bristol to whom we deliver food. We are focusing a lot of our new hub and spoke work on rural areas where there is a lot of need, but where access to services can be limited because they are outside the Big City.
Our first Spoke area was Bath and since then we have expanded into Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, North Somerset and B&NES. In some of these places we also have a local mini-hub where we drop off food for several organisations at a certain time each week, and those organisations then pick up their food from there in cool boxes. At the moment the mini-hubs are at OPENhouse in Stroud, Westfield Church in Bridgwater, the Albemarle Centre in Taunton and the Salvation Army in Chippenham, but these will be increasing in number as we develop our services.
If would like to find out more about Hub and Spoke or if you think that you would like to become a member of FareShare and receive food from us contact Mo McManus, CFM Manager on 0117 954 2220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Elders Lunch Club, Gloucester