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Food resources in Herefordshire - recipes, community meals and more

14 March 2024

Eating a balanced diet and staying well hydrated are integral to good health. You can find tips and recommendations for healthy eating on the Talk Community Directory.

The cost of living has squeezed household budgets meaning many households have struggled to afford healthy food options. We have brought together some information about support and initiatives that help to promote healthy communities and reduce food poverty across Herefordshire.


The Herefordshire Food Alliance is a network of groups, organisations and individuals working towards and a thriving and sustainable local food economy which contributes to a healthy lifestyle, community and environment. Keep an eye on their website for sharing events that celebrate and use local sustainable food.

Growing Local organise community lunches in Hereford, bringing people together to cook and eat with one another. There are a number of lunch clubs listed on the Talk Community Directory.

Support for families

If you’re over 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under the age of 4 and in receipt of certain benefits, you could be eligible for a Healthy Start Card to help you buy healthy food and milk.

Talk Community are continuing to support local organisations to deliver Winter of Wellbeing Activities throughout the coming months. All sessions include family friendly activities and hot food (all free of charge!). New sessions are regularly being added to the programme so please keep checking the website for updated information and new events. The Winter of Wellbeing sessions are made possible with funding from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Food banks and community larders

Find out about local food banks and community larders in Herefordshire. There are also a number of food shares which operate across the city, helping to reduce food waste and providing free food.

The Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund, funded through the Department of Work and Pensions is supporting low income households across Herefordshire. Read more on the Herefordshire Council website about the help available and how to apply. 

Meal planning and cooking on a budget

If you’re looking for inspiration for healthy recipes to try at home look no further than the Talk Community Directory for recipe ideas and a weekly meal planner to help stay on budget with your food shopping.


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