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Families reminded about fruit and veg vouchers

Wednesday March 29 2017


The Rose vouchers project The Rose vouchers project


BARNSLEY families on a low income have been reminded that they may qualify for free fruit and veg vouchers.

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

It's open to Barnsley 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 area.

Those who qualify receive £3 of fruit and veg vouchers per week.

More information is available at drop-in sessions every Wednesday morning, 9.30am to 11.30am at the Better Barnsley Shop on Cheapside (next to Alhambra).

Information is also available by contacting 01226 294604.

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Reply Posted by worker on Wednesday March 29 2017 at 16:06
No money for fruit but all can afford fags phones ale and sky.

Reply Posted by lola on Wednesday March 29 2017 at 17:26
From one worker to another, I could have not put it better myself.

Reply Posted by really? on Wednesday March 29 2017 at 18:55
are u people for real? it says low income? so that means they don't work? low income families are the majority in barnsley because we are one of the lowest paid towns! and not all of them smoke and drink and tick the boxes ur categorising them in! God forbid u ever end up needed help!

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday March 29 2017 at 19:26
Only for families on low incomes what about couples with low income or people on low income with health issues ? Homeless and the elderly ? Do they not count ?!

Reply Posted by Kim on Thursday March 30 2017 at 10:40
What about making fruit and veg cheap enough to buy so everyone can benefit!!!

Reply Posted by rjw on Thursday March 30 2017 at 11:36
Kim, the government doesn't decide how much to charge for fruit and veg, the supermarkets do! If you weren't so busy stuffing your kids faces with Mcdonalds shiteburgers you might notice that places like Aldi and Lidl already do very good deals on fruit and veg.

Reply Posted by Gareth on Monday April 3 2017 at 11:30
I was unemployed 2 years ago after being employed since the age of 19. My family and I had to cancel Sky, stopped drinking but never smoked. I could not claim benefit due to an admin error but fed my kids without the need for handouts. There are people in Barnsley who do Not want to work nor have the desire to work-scroungers! Make the people pick up litter or do the gardens for OAPS then they can have some money or vouchers. For the single parents ask them to do a little in the community to qualify!