Cambridge Food Hub: crowd-funding appeal goes live!

Cambridge Sustainable Food’s most ambitious project is the Cambridge Food Hub, for which we are looking for funding and a suitable venue in or around Cambridge City. On Friday 4th November there was an invitation-only showing of a new short film about the Cambridge Food Hub Project at the Cambridge University Maxwell Centre, hosted by Jacqueline Garget of Global Food Security and Duncan Catchpole of Cambridge Organic Food Company (also CSF treasurer). This event, which was attended by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner, sawthe official launch of the project’s crowd-funding Campaign.

Duncan, who is leading the Cambridge Food Hub project, explains “The Food Hub will be a permanent venue which will bring together the very best local sustainable food enterprises and give them an opportunity to reduce overheads through affordable rent, the ability to rent space and facilities according to requirements, and shared distribution. These businesses will have a plentiful supply of fresh, local ingredients to work with.” See here to read more about the Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub.

Duncan explains the crowd-funding appeal: “To raise the money we need we are asking people to purchase a ‘Friend of the Food Hub’ membership for £100. As a ‘Friend of the Food Hub’ you will be entitled to a lifelong discount of 10% on all purchases from the Food Hub. If you were to spend £20 per week in the hub your membership would pay for itself in a year. So not only will you be supporting a worthy project, it will be a good investment too. If you wish to contribute a greater amount than the ‘Friend of the Food Hub’ purchase price then for every additional £100 we will issue a ‘Friend of the Food Hub’ membership to two local low-income households.”

Food Hub cyclist 1 copyYou can sign up to become a member via the crowd-funding appeal The film about the food hub is available on the new Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub website: www.cambridgefoodhub.uk You can also follow the Hub on twitter @Cam_Food_Hub and Facebook.

We are very excited about this innovative and worthwhile Cambridge project and do hope that you will become a Friend of the Food Hub and encourage family, friends and colleagues to do the same.