Free fruit and veg for people caught in ‘heat or eat’ dilemma this winter

A not-for-profit resource, run by the people of Salisbury for the people of Salisbury, has been launched to provide free fruit and vegetables for those caught in the ‘heat or eat dilemma’, this winter.
F3 will also offer opportunities for school children and adults to develop a deeper understanding of how their food is grown as well as the skills needed to grow their own.

F3’s Mark and Sue Brandon, said: “The combined effects of Brexit, climate change, the war in Ukraine and the rising cost of energy means that an increasing section of our community are facing financial difficulty.
“A recent Food Foundation report revealed that already some 4.7 million adults have gone through a whole day without eating.
“The Pantry in Catherine Street is well placed to help and we shall be channelling our produce through them. Chafyn Grove School has provided a growing area of 158 square metres, as well as space for a good-sized shed, greenhouse and compost bins.
“We shall be growing organically in raised beds and with input from the RHS for suitable cultivars to cope with climate change.”

The project is now in need of volunteers and spare garden tools. An oversight panel is already in place, but the team is actively looking to recruit an honorary Management Task Force, including the positions of secretary, treasurer and fundraising coordinator, as well as team leaders.
To find out more, contact Mark and Sue Brandon via email at or on 01722 328259.

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