A Fishwick foodbank is running a weekend fruit and veg market.Advertisement
The Preston Community Hub Foodbank in Samuel Street launched in April to help vulnerable people affected by Covid-19.
The foodbank, which is open seven days a week, is using the weekend markets to make sure spare fresh produce doesn’t go to waste.
As well as fruit and veg, there is usually plenty of bread and some milk, cheese and drinks available.
There is a minimum donation of £2, with all funds raised being put back into Preston Community Hub.
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Afeefa Ali from Ribbleton helps run the foodbank with the Masjid-E-Aqsa charity.
She said: “We’ve realised with Covid-19 the amount of food poverty within Fishwick and St Matthews wards.
“We have the foodbank between Monday and Sunday for those most in need, and are able to offer our food market to everyone. This way we reduce food waste and also spread the word about our foodbank.
“We feel it’s important for people to get involved as it will give an appreciation for what is going on in the area and that food poverty is right on our doorstep.”
The market takes place at Preston Community Hub in Samuel Street every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. Masks are mandatory.
For more information about the foodbank, visit the Preston Community Hub Foodbank Facebook page.
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