Affordable fruit and vegetables come to Mernda

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A community partnership is bringing affordable fresh food to Mernda as part of the Community Grocer program.

The Mernda Community Grocer will be at Mernda Central College in Breadalbane Ave each Thursday morning from 9am-12pm from 16 March.

Residents can come along and purchase their locally grown fresh produce at affordable prices.

City of Whittlesea Mayor Ricky Kirkham said the project was a practical way to bring the community together.

“It helps those who might struggle to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables because of the cost,” he said.

“Community Grocer is a fantastic initiative and one that Council is pleased to be able to support.”

The project is also looking for residents who can spare an hour or two volunteering at the grocer. And anyone who volunteers gets a free box of fruit and vegetables.

Mernda Community Grocer is plastic bag free so bring your own shopping bags.

It is a partnership between The Community Grocer, City of Whittlesea, Good Start Early Learning, Jindi Kindergarten, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Mernda Centre P-12 College.

Find out more at www.thecommunitygrocer.com.au

Contact Marta Kreiser at the Brotherhood of St Laurence to sign up as a volunteer on 8724 0104 or email mkreiser@bsl.org.au