Move will help Full Circle Food’s recipe for growth in year ahead

Sarah Robinson, centre, with two fellow members of the team.Sarah Robinson, centre, with two fellow members of the team.
Sarah Robinson, centre, with two fellow members of the team.
A project that has been a big part of the Hirst area of Ashington for a number of years has moved into new premises.

Full Circle Food is now operating from the YMCA in North View. The move comes on the back of a successful project expansion and will allow for more growth in the coming year.

For example, additional cooking classes will take place in the teaching kitchen at the YMCA.

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Full Circle Food provides a range of vital support services for all ages – from growing food at its allotment to teaching parents and children how to cook healthy meals on a budget.

They go through the whole (full circle) process of educating the community to ‘Grow. Cook. Eat.’

“We will be delivering across Ashington and still taking particular interest in the Hirst area despite the fact that our office and kitchen will no longer be based there,” said project manager Sarah Robinson.

“We are excited about the move as there is a lot more office space for us and a brilliant kitchen.”

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She is supported by three part-time members of staff and a valuable team of dedicated volunteers.

At this time of year, Winter Warmer Lunches are provided for members of the community to come along, have a hot meal and pay what they can afford.

For more information about the project, including the various voluntary positions available, go to

Training and support is provided, as well as a welcome inclusion to the team.

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