Ayrshire Food Hub launches charitable Christmas hampers that celebrate local produce

A community food hub is selling hampers full of local produce - with proceeds going towards their charitable work.

Published 4th Dec 2020
Updated 31 st Oct 2023

Ayrshire Food Hub, a charity project based in East Ayrshire, has launched a range of hampers just in time for Christmas.

As an extension of Crossroads Community Hub, Ayrshire Food Hub aims to promote local producers, encourage new skills and knowledge around food and nutrition, and to offer access to fresh food for the entire community.

The hampers are packed with local produce including Pieroni’s artisan oak smoked salmon, Rocket Monkey’s freshly ground coffee, Threepwood Fayre’s traditional handmade confectionary, Corrie Mains’ free-range eggs and lots more.

Community food worker Anne Kelso said: “Our hampers all show just how delicious and luxurious local produce can be.

"We are so lucky to have so many great producers here in Ayrshire and the surrounding areas, and I think we should really show off what’s available right on our doorstep."

The Ayrshire Food Hub hampers

The hampers have themes such as: Cosy Night In, Lazy Sunday Morning, Winter Warmer and Time for Tea - making them ideal gifts.

As well as helping to support local producers, another benefit of the hampers is that all income generated through sales will be put towards the continuation of the charity’s work in the community.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Ayrshire Food Hub have prepared and distributed over 20,000 meals to individuals who are at risk of becoming isolated and unable to access wholesome meals.

The support of local producers won’t just stop with the hampers. Ayrshire Food Hub will be opening a café and farm shop early in 2021, where the fresh local fare will take centre stage.

The hampers’ prices range from £25-£35 and are available to order via Ayrshire Food Hub’s Facebook page or via email at: info@crossroadshub.org.uk

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