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Congratulations To The Community Grocer!

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
24 August 2016

The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living in public and social housing to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne.  The Community Grocer was established in late 2014 at 510 Lygon Street Carlton, they have since expanded to Fawkner and will be launching a new site soon.

Recently the Federal member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt MP supported by Ellen Sandell MP helped The Community Grocer secure a Stronger Communities Grant enabling them to purchase some much needed infrastructure to continue their important work.
So far, The Community Grocer has served over 15,000 customers, held over 125 markets, sold at least 7,500 kilos of fresh tomatoes and served over 4,300 free meals, and long may that continue!

The Community Grocer Fawkner is open every Wednesday from 9.00am-12.30pm at the Community Hub at 79-83 Jukes Road Fawkner. 

The Community Grocer Carlton is open every Friday from 9.30am - 12.30pm at the public housing estate at 510 Lygon Street Carlton.  
The Community Grocer has a range of fresh produce available and a free, vegetarian BBQ lunch. Everyone is welcome! 
To find out more about this great initiative visit:



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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
24 August 2016



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