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Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!

by Be Enriched
Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!
Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!
Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!
Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!
Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!
Bring an affordable fruit & veg bus to Wandsworth!
Storage cabinets being built
Storage cabinets being built

Over the last 3 months, Be Enriched and Brixton People's Kitchen have been responding to the COVID-19 crisis by delivering food parcels and hot meals to over 200 households per week, feeding over 560 people across Wandsworth and Lambeth. During this crisis we have seen a staggering increase in food insecurity, and projects like the Food Bus are perhaps needed now more than ever.

The lockdown has slowed the progress on the refit on the bus a bit, but we are still rolling along and expected to launch this summer! Due to the need to social distance, we are adapting the way that the bus will operate, but we will still be bringing affordable food to those who need it. 

We, along with other food charities in London and across the UK, have learned a lot about the vulnerabilities in our food system during this time of crisis. The good news is that we will apply the lessons learned to our bus project to make sure that we have a consistent supply of healthy and affordable food for our community.

Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates as the bus is completed and we get out on the road!

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Our bus!
Our bus!

The Be Enriched team along with our partners Feeding Britain and Jan Kattein Architects have been hard at work to get the Wandsworth Food Bus project underway!

 

In January we took a trip to Essex to scope out the bus and determine if it met our needs for the project. We are pleased to say the bus has been purchased and is in the process of being refitted with a ULEZ-compliant engine. When that's ready, the makeover process can begin to turn the bus into the greengrocer and cafe of our dreams.

 

The Be Enriched team also took a trip to Liverpool and Birkenhead earlier this month to visit with a few similar projects - a mobile fruit and veg minibus, a social supermarket and a community market and cafe. While there were some key differences in these projects to our own, we made some good contacts and have lots of ideas for what we can implement into our project.

 

Stay tuned as we continue to get the Wandsworth Food Bus project rolling!

Big Apple Van in Liverpool
Big Apple Van in Liverpool
Cafe Number 7 in Birkenhead's supermarket
Cafe Number 7 in Birkenhead's supermarket
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Be Enriched

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @be_enriched
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Prohasky
London, England United Kingdom

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