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Fruit-and-Veg-Box-BuchillsBarnsley families on a low income with children under four years old, or women who are expecting a baby, who live in the central area council part of the borough could be able to top up their five a day by accessing Rose Vouchers for fruit and veg.

The Rose Vouchers scheme launched in December last year and has been helping young families make and afford healthy choices while supporting the local markets, where the vouchers can be spent.

By registering for the scheme people can not only receive £3 of fruit and veg vouchers per week but also have the opportunity to become more involved at their local family centre, get access to skills and knowledge around cooking with fresh ingredients and have access to information and activities which support a healthy lifestyle.

It’s also a great way to meet other local families and parents.

People can get more information and find out if they are eligible for the scheme at drop-in sessions every Wednesday morning, 9.30am to 11.30am at the Better Barnsley Shop, Cheapside (next to Alhambra)

Funding for the scheme has been provided by the Big Lottery Fund and Alexandra Rose Charity.

Information is also available by contacting 01226 294604.