Surplus crops for people needing nutritious, fresh, local food

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Transition Bath Food Group has initiated a project with the multi-agency Food Poverty Steering Group set up by B&NES Council.

Many allotment growers and gardeners have surplus vegetables and fruit during the summer glut period from August to October. This project directs the abundance to local charities and organisations like children’s centres which have set up food clubs and school holiday food provision. The Council’s intention is to help families on low income access affordable food in a dignified way.

Our partners include the Allotment Association and the Sustainable Food Partnership.

The project is being widely supported and applauded. We could do more with more! If you have surplus crops, or if you can lend a hand with transporting crops from the collection points to the food centres that need them, please get in touch. There’s a dedicated email address for the co-ordinator, Sam Rudd: . He’ll be pleased to hear from you with any offers of crops or of help.

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And here is a map of suppliers and receivers of surplus crops: