News from Arran Eco Savvy about the exciting new Zero Waste Cafe:
In March 2022 we will be launching our mobile Zero Waste Café pilot which will be bringing sustainable food to locations around the island.
This is the result of a community food access survey, designed in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council, to determine whether our access to affordable and healthy food could be improved here on Arran.
The survey identified that the Arran community was interested in having more packaging-free food and locally grown produce available. As well as more options to access food in the different villages on the island.
This information was used to design a pilot project, a mobile zero-waste café. We received funding from the Rural Communities Ideas into Action fund and the National Lottery Together for Our Planet fund. Funds will be used to purchase infrastructure for the cafe and to run the pilot.
The café will incorporate food from the food share, provide bulk goods in zero-waste dispensers, locally grown fresh produce and also offer an affordable hot meal and refreshments. In time we will have sustainable food workshops as part of the cafes. The mobile nature of the café will allow us to reach folk on the island who do not have these facilities close by.
We will be piloting the Zero Waste Cafe in two locations:
St Molios Church, Shiskine
Wednesday 9th March,11am-1pm
Wednesday 23rd March,11am-1pm
Lochranza Village Hall
Tuesday 15th March, 11am-1pm
Tuesday 29th March, 11am-1pm