Blaina food co-op can help save money
8:20pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
FAMILIES First volunteers from Heart of the Valley’s integrated children’s centre, in Blaina High Street, have launched a food co-operative to help the local community save money.
Getting fruit, vegetables and salad from a Food Co-op over a year could potentially save households £200 a year, while also supporting a sustainable community initiative.
A food co-op is a simple system through which people can access affordable, quality fresh fruit, vegetables, salad and stir fry on a weekly basis at a community venue.
The food co-ops, run by local volunteers, work by directly linking the community with local suppliers.
A bag of fruit or vegetables bought from a food co-op typically costs about £2.50 and with around 350 Food Co-ops throughout Wales, there’s bound to be one near you.
They are set up through Welsh Government funding which is delivered by the Rural Regeneration Unit.
The Blaina food co-op will operate every Monday from 12noon to 1pm.
To find your nearest food coop visit ruralregeneration.
org.uk or contact your local food development worker for South Central Wales, Hannah James on 029 2023 2943.