Newport food co-op seeks helpers

Newport food co-op seeks helpers

Shaftesbury Community Centre has started its own food co-operative. Pictured loading up an order for a customer on left is volunteer Dawn Lewis with Michelle Hayes. (6737715)

GOOD FOOD: Shaftesbury Community Centre has started its own food co-operative. Pictured are left Dawn Lewis, John Reynolds and Nicola Hayes.

First published in News

A NEW food co-operative is being run in Newport and volunteers are keen to involve as many people as possible.

It is being run from the Shaftesbury Community Centre on Evans Street and is open between 11am and 1pm every Monday.

As part of the project, a bag of fresh mixed fruits which are supplied by a local grocer costs £3. A bag of salad or a bag of vegetables are the same price and half a dozen eggs are sold for 50p.

The organiser of the co-op, John Reynolds, who works at the centre for Communities First's Newport North cluster, said: “The food co-ops are for the whole community, rich or poor, so I really want to get the word out as much as possible and get people using the facility so they can eat more healthily and save money too.”

Members can order and pay for their food when the co-op is open so it can be delivered ready for collection the following week.

For more information on the community centre’s co-op, phone John Reynolds on 01633 842602.

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