Posts for Food

Campaign launched for Better Health this summer

Many of us have piled on the pounds during lockdown, while being (often) more sedentary and doing a bit of (understandable) comfort eating. It was definitely obvious the last time I was on Bude’s beaches on a sunny day, that weight gain has been a widespread issue. So, on Monday […]

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It’s getting better and better at Bellini’s

When I pop into Bellini’s now, it is a little like Christmas. What will be the latest artisan product to unwrap? I joined the queue this morning and came out with a Morsbag full of goodies for my visitors. New in, is Vicky’s Bread, for slow rise, French-style breads … […]

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Bude Lifeboat and Burts!

Yummy! Crisps. From Bude lifeboat FB page: The RNLI is thrilled to announce the exciting new partnership with Burts Snacks. Their Sea Salt and Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar crisp packs are getting a lifesaving rebrand to raise awareness of our work and help share our #FloatToLive water safety advice. […]

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Give back to the community with Bude Foodbank

From the Foodbank website: We’re calling on local businesses to join our ‘Businesses Backing Bude’ scheme. We’re looking for 12 companies to sign-up, paying £250 per month which will allow us to fund a new Family Support Worker post. Over the last 12 months, we’ve not only had to dramatically increase our […]

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North Cornwall Local Cooperative Food Database Network

It might not be the most gripping title but the idea is a good one. Di Ellis-Wildman is creating a ommunity assemblies food cooperative database for local members, a food network database of local growers: (small and big – allotments and farmshops) /suppliers/buyers/workers/distributors/hubs to address surplus/shortages/demand to buy/swap/sell/distribute for local […]

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Stop Food Waste Day

We are edging closer to a virtual event we should all be interested in: Stop Food Waste Day, a free online event you can sign up for here.     Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, […]

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Signs of businesses adapting for the new ‘normal’

Good to see Bude’s businesses adapting. As much as I miss Bellini’s tiny cafe, it was inspired-thinking to deal with the needs of social distancing by focusing on the ‘local-produce’ deli, which has been highly successful during lockdowns. Today, after popping to the library, I headed for the beach and […]

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Meals on Wheels Bude needs your help

Meals on wheels is a local/privately run hot food delivery service that functions 7 days a week within Bude and its surrounding areas. The service is designed specifically for those that are otherwise unable to cater/care for oneself. This sad news comes from the Meals on Wheels Facebook page: It […]

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Lockdown eases on 12th April

Good news. The coronavirus vaccine rollout is progressing as planned and infection rates are now low enough to ease more restrictions from 12 April. The Prime Minister has given the green light for pubs, shops, hairdressers and gyms (excluding saunas and steam rooms) to reopen across England from next Monday […]

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Easter – why not buy local?

Tempted as I was by an orange Smarties Easter Egg (nostalgia for they were my favourites as a child) the other day, there are far better Easter options out there locally. Vegan delights are available from Bees Vegan Bakery, for biscuits and doughnuts, etc., or why not go for a […]

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National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils as the Government’s national scheme launches, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families. An online service for schools, the scheme allows schools to place orders for supermarket gift cards on behalf of parents and carers whose children are […]

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Some students relying on foodbanks

Many students have to work while they study. This has always been the case, and continues to be so. Any student who is not assisted financially by parents (and some parents cannot afford to) may need to work a good number of hours as they study. However, with Covid-19, that […]

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Sainsbury’s updates its store guidance

Sainsbury’s has been one of the first supermarkets to comply with new government guidance and asks people to wear a mask or visor unless they have an exemption. They will have security guards at the front of the store to challenge customers who are not wearing masks or who are […]

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Poor Paul – temporarily ‘bean’ and gone

A man who set up a new business in Bude managed one day of trading before the new lockdown kicked in this week. Paul Stacey, of The Split Bean, wrote on his Facebook page on 5th January that he had a “great first day serving fab coffee and hot chocolate” […]

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Bude Foodbank ‘Brighter Christmas’ Appeal – there’s still time to help

From Bude Foodbank: We’re grateful to everyone who has donated to us at this extremely busy time. We’re now up to just over £10,000 towards our £15,000 Christmas target which will help us support those families in need over the next 2 months. A few of you have been asking […]

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