North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI) was first established as a non-profit making organisation in June 2001 by students from Student Action for Refugees (STAR) at Glasgow University, under the name of the North Glasgow Food Co-op to respond to the needs of the then new asylum seeking community.

In the first year the project was run entirely by volunteers and in September 2002 the project received funding to take on staff to support and develop activities. The organisation then changed its name to the ‘North Glasgow Community Food Initiative’ and broadened its focus to include expanded sales of fruit and vegetable, a delivery service, an allotment project and cookery activities.

  • 2001

    North Glasgow Food Co-op launched to bring people together around healthy food.

  • 2002

    Glasgow City Council funds delivery service, an allotment project and cookery activities

  • 2005

    Became a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status

  • 2006

    We expanded by developing the Springburn allotment at the Springburn Gardens site

  • 2009

    Merged with Milton Food Project

  • 2010

    Work begins on Milton Community Garden

  • 2011

    Healthy Eating Royston Experience launched

  • 2012

    Adopted our Food Hub model of working with hubs in Royston, Milton and then Springburn.

  • 2013

    Milton Crunch Project CRUNCH (community-recycling-upcycling-nutritious food- composting-health) launched

  • 2014

    Springburn Food Hub launched with funding from Esmee Fairbairn foundation

  • 2015

    Memorial Garden in Milton was opened in response to local people wanting a local space to remember lost loved ones.

  • 2016

    thanks to strong partnership working, our new Royston Food Hub found a base within Royston Primary School. Including a well-equipped kitchen to run cookery classes, storage space and an office

  • 2017

    Springburn opened a new fruit and veg barra at Elmvale Primary School

  • 2018

    Opened Royston Community Growing space at Germiston allotments

  • 2019

    St Andrew’s Methodist Church became the new base for our Milton Food Hub and from where we deliver much of our work

  • 2020

    during the COVID19 pandemic NGCFI worked with partner organisations to deliver emergency food parcels and a meal box initiative

  • 2021

    Royston Community Pantry was launched in partnership with Spireview Housing Association

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