The Greenway Grocer is a bike that will use the Greenway cycle path to visit different areas of Chester, taking healthy food to people in their own communities where it’s needed most.
The project will form strong links with local organisations and people so the Greenway Grocer can pop up in these communities on a regular basis and become a trusted way for people to access affordable fruit and vegetables, which will be provided by Hoole Food Market.
Rev Andy Glover, Minister of Hoole Baptist Church, Lead Partner of Crossroads Community Hub, said: “The Hub began helping provide emergency food parcels to those specifically impacted by the pandemic and we’re now excited to have the opportunity to provide affordable food, alongside emergency food, through the Greenway Grocer project.
“It’s always been our desire to provide food to feed bodies and communities and fill hearts with hope through the work of the Hub.”
Steph Ellis, Food Strategy Lead at CWVA, added: “It’s so important everyone works together to help people access the food they need so that’s why we decided to introduce specialist food infrastructure at CWVA.
“We’re delighted to be supporting Crossroads Community Hub with this project as it’s a really innovative way to get food out to communities that need it the most.