What We Do
Advocating Change, Supporting the Vulnerable, Empowering Community Action
The Social Action Hub's mission is to bring people together by organising social action projects and delivering services that make a difference to our local community. We meet the needs of the local community and provide a wide range of services to vulnerable adults, families and children.
The Social Action Hub's vision is to create and inspire community action that addresses social concerns of our time within our local communities and supports the development of these activities in three ways:
Providing facilities and services that empower & support individuals of all ages to learn, develop, grow and contribute to society
Addressing social and environmental issues that affect our communities through targeted projects and services that meet needs
Fundraising and partnership working with local good causes to make a bigger impact
The charity was formed in 1993, in response the social and economic issues that arose after the closing of local pits, originally providing detached youth work. We have grown into a thriving community hub offering a diverse range of projects and services.
Find out more by clicking on our HERE to view our Projects and Services.
PREVENTING FOOD POVERTY, TACKLING FOOD WASTE
The Social Action Hub is the largest food poverty and food waste project in North Nottinghamshire.
Surplus food is donated by the Co-op, Fareshare, Neighbourly, Tesco, Asda, Greggs, Aldi, Lidl, Pets At Home, small local retailers and local individuals.
Our amazing team of over 20 volunteers collect and distribute that food from over 70 store pick ups per week to vulnerable and isolated individuals living in Rainworth, Blidworth and surrounding areas.
We also make sure that nothing is wasted by making sure that fresh bread, vegetables and fruit that is past its best goes to local farms, allotments and animal shelters.
We have provided over 30,000 meals in the form of food parcels to local people.
Emergency Food Parcels are available upon request. please call, chat or message us on Facebook
Social Supermarket Opening Hours are:
Monday 10 - 2
Wednesday 4 - 7
Thursday 10 - 2
In 2022 we launched the countries first Youth Community Fridge for under 25's to access free food and a worm space.
Youth Community Fridge opening Hours are:
Tuesday & Wednesday 4-7
See below for details.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"