About Real Food Wythenshawe

Real Food Wythenshawe was initially an ambitious five-year programme to engage and excite the people of Wythenshawe in growing and cooking fresh, sustainable food. Thanks to a further grant from the National Lottery Community Fund we are able to continue to work with the community until May 2021.

It’s an ambitious project that aims to reach people across the whole community, supporting people to lead healthier, happier lives, in particular those members of the community who are amongst the most socially and economically excluded.

Our beneficiaries include  adults, children, young people, physical and learning disability groups, BME community, refugees, individuals suffering mental ill-health, lone parents, LBGT and people who are experiencing social isolation.

Working closely with local healthcare providers, Real Food Wythenshawe aims to improve the health of local people through food: teaching people to cook, grow their own produce, and enhance wellbeing through nature based activities.

We want to make Wythenshawe an exemplar for how food projects in the 21st Century should be. We offer activities at various sites across Wythenshawe including Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Town Centre and the Geodome at Manchester College, an indoor aquaponics food growing system producing sustainable urban food.

Everything we do is inclusive, Wythenshawe , the people and the place is at the heart of what we do

There are three key areas the project focuses on, Green Doctor, Cooking with Confidence and Real Food on Tour.

If you want to get involved in Real Food Wythenshawe you can speak to one of the Real Food Wythenshawe team, just go to our team page to find out who to contact.