Charity Registration Number 1121605

HALFF helps different groups of people learn about how to cook and eat a delicious healthy diet.

With cooking sessions, nutritional information and a fruit and veg shop in Axminster, we try to make 'eating well' easier for everyone, especially people who are isolated and disadvantaged.  Take a look at our latest HALFF newsletter here.

Next session - Thursday 3rd December 2015 SWITCH The Oven On HALFF Youth Cooking Session at The Club, Littleham, Exmouth 4-6pm

Our next hands-on FREE practical Cooking Course starts in Axminster in January.  Six sessions, on every 1st Monday of the month.

Aimed at anyone who is cooking for others with health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure and people who are looking after parents or adult children, this course includes advice and tips on keeping yourself and others healthy.

And best of all, the meal you cook at the course you get to take home FREE to share with your loved ones.

Date: 4th Jan, 1st Feb, 7th Mar, 4th Apr, 3rd May (Tues after BH), 6th Jun

Location: Masonic Hall, Axminster Cost: FREE

Contact for information or to book your place

One of our Project Co-ordinator's at HALFF writes a blog called Feeding the Five (Thousand?) "from the frontline of family cooking" - it has recipes, thoughts and the odd rant or two!

Looking for good quality organic fruit and vegetables in Axminster? At our shop The Food Hub in South Street we sell fresh produce from Riverford Organics, as well as non-organic local fruit and vegetables. All proceeds from our shop go to the community and help us to help vulnerable people.

Would you like to help us to help others? We're currently recruiting a Volunteer Saturday Assistant for our shop, a great opportunity for anyone who would like some hands-on retail experience within a small, friendly and supportive team. If you are interested please contact HALFF on


HALFF do not receive government funding and rely on donations, our Local Giving page allows supporters to help us to help local community

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is a keen supporter of this charity:

“I’m a great admirer of HALFF and the terrific food knowledge they are bringing to our local community. I’m always keen to find ways to support them, and I’m delighted that we are now working together to support they Millwey Youth Club.

Helping young people to learn about simple everyday cooking, and where they can find good inexpensive ingredients, is so important to their future. It fosters self-reliance and self-respect which can be a massive help in an increasingly uncertain world.

I know that helping more people to get involved in cooking for family and friends is at the heart of HALFF’s work - and it’s at the heart of the River Cottage ethos too.”

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, December 2014