Wales Community Food Distribution, led by PLANED, is thrilled to have launched its first Ceredigion Food Hub in July on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, in conjunction with Canolfan Tir Glas. The project facilitates volunteers to link with food producers and suppliers to have easy access to healthy and great value food. The Initiative is working with Six Nations Fruit and Veg in the heart of town to provide fruit and vegetables at wholesale cost to the university and town communities.
The food hub in Lampeter officially launched on the 16th of July on the University campus and takes place every Friday between 2.30-5pm for people to come along and collect their fruit and veg or to pre-order for the following week. The community food hub in Lampeter will initially offer fresh fruit and vegetables with a view to growing the produce range in the future.
Canolfan Tir Glas coordinator Hazel Thomas said “CTG are happy to support this important initiative being delivered by PLANED across West Wales. This will offer students and members of the community an opportunity to purchase affordable fresh and healthy food. We very much hope this will be taken up by the community, especially as we are working with local business, Six Nations Fruit and Veg, who have agreed to support this initiative.”
WCFD are super pleased that the project is launching in Ceredigion with Laura from the team tells us that ‘ the launch was fantastic, with lots of orders placed, loads of interest and we are so grateful for Six Nations for working with us to help launch this project on site. We’d like to thank the hub volunteers for helping with launching the hub and for everyone who joined us.”
Led by PLANED, this project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government.
Find out more by visiting https://www.communityfood.wales/