As a long standing advocate of shopping and eating locally, we are delighted to have West Dorset’s very own Mark Hix as our local ambassador.
We got to know Mark through shopping at his Fish Truck in Morcombelake, which is also where Jurassic Feast HQ is based. During the first lockdown, Mark kept us well stocked with amazing seafood and we would often stop for a chat and bite to eat.
We pitched the idea of our App to him and our ethos and values echoed his own passion for local produce and sustainability so he has been a big supporter from day one. His Ambassadorship is essentially an endorsement of our mission statement and the values that we both share –
- Supporting local producers and suppliers
- Shopping and eating sustainably
- Supporting local food based charities
- Championing the Jurassic Coast as a foodie destination
So much of what we do at Jurassic Feast is about promoting the local food businesses. However, as per our mission statement we also want to shine a light on our charity partners too. Given that Mark, and Jurassic Feast have a common goal to support local food charities, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our chosen charity partners…
Two of our three charity partners are local to the area and they do fantastic work to support, educate and enable people to eat healthily and locally:
THE SEASIDE STORE LYME REGIS
The “Seaside Store”, is run by Coastal Community Cupboard, the health and well-being branch of Lyme Regis Development Trust. It is based on the Social Supermarket idea which is rapidly becoming a popular model across the country and provides an alternative to traditional food banks. It ultimately enables people to access healthy and affordable food with two major benefits. Firstly, it removes the stigma associated with traditional food banks, and secondly it utilises supermarket food surpluses which would otherwise end up as waste so has an environmental benefit too.
Based in Axminster, Project Food is a food education charity set up to enable people in the South West to improve their diet so that they enjoy better physical and mental health. Project Food works with a wide range of people, from school children and families to older people affected by diet related conditions and isolation and anyone in between.
Our third charity partner is a national charity, and is the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity:
Jurassic Feast are supporting FareShare via Work for Good. Their belief is that no good food should go to waste, especially when people are going hungry. They take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to over 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. This is enough food to make over a million meals a week.