Community growing charity Incredible Edible CIC have re-opened their popular food club after a short break to renovate the premises.
The club has been running from their site at Court Hey Park in Huyton since 2019 and gives the local community the opportunity to buy the fresh fruit and vegetables grown on site as well as other groceries for a fraction of the cost in the supermarkets.
The renovation of the space has seen a new ceiling and flooring installed to make the space warmer and weatherproof for the colder winter months.
Karen Mower Chief Executive Officer at Incredible Edible said: “We’re always looking for ways to improve and enhance the site here at Court Hey Park, and this latest round of works means that we can continue to run the Food Club throughout the winter.
“The Food Club has more than 2,000 members and each week we see as many as 120 people come through the doors to pick up groceries from us, with items costing just 35 pence.”
Cllr Christine Bannon, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Health officially cut the ribbon at the re-opening. She said: “The food club is a lifeline to many local residents, where they can access fruit and vegetables grown on site as well as lots of other nutritious food for a fraction of what it would usually cost.
“We are still very much in the grip of a cost of living crisis and it’s organisations like Incredible Edible that are keeping people going in our local communities.”
Find out more about Incredible Edible Knowsley here