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The Hornbeam Community Mondays

Mondays are community Mondays, collecting surplus food, cooking a community meal and chat about new ideas for low cost and low environmental impact living.

Come and share your ideas about how we can help the environment and each other whilst and building friendships networking and be the community in Walthamstow.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Anne Redelinghuys
Contact Position
07492 915531
The Hornbeam Community Mondays: Food and Ideas

Every Monday is Community Monday. We open The Hornbeam Café doors for the community to take part in a variety of activities like food collection, cooking a community meal. brainstorming and getting advise on new ideas for low cost and low impact on the environment.

Come and share this time with others, take part in this and help with the social integration and community cohesion.

And on top of that, a nutritious meal is up for grabs between 1-2 pm and you can pay as you can, no pressure.


Where to go

The Hornbeam Centre & Cafe
458 Hoe Street
Hoe street
E17 9AH

On Mondays, we collect surplus and waste food from nearby shops on bicycles.  You can volunteer to form part of this great team.

At 10.30 the kitchen team starts to prepare for the community meal made from the surplus food to be served from 1 pm -  2 pm. Volunteers and kitchen lead always welcome.

If you have a great low cost low impact idea that needs some advice or brainstorming, make an appointment and come and chat to see how we can assist you to get this airborne. Mondays are the dau to informally share and discuss these great ideas.

There is usually also a food stall outside that helps with the redistribution of food that would have ended up in the landfills.

All enjoy a meal and it is pay as you can. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Mondays from 10 am until 3 pm
Session Information
Food collection 10 am - 11 am

Other Information


Other notes

Be part of this fantastic team and take part in volunteering

There are a variety of volunteer positions: 

Food collecting on bicycles

Front of House for Community Mondays

Setting up of Cafe

Cleaning of Cafe

Kitchen staff to cook

Kitchen leads to rotate

Cleaning kitchen

Stall volunteers

Redistribution Volunteers


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