Tees Valley Local Heroes Hub - Virtual Food Market

LocalHeroesNE is an online food market that aims to support the regional food economy by promoting, selling and delivering high-quality local North East food and drink to homes and people across our region. The virtual market launched in May 2020 following tremendous support from kind donors. www.localheroes.fadne.org. This initiative is currently completely self-funded and is being built from the grassroots up with the help a number companies, organisations and individuals with experience in storage, logistics, distribution, transport and digital technology who are all eager to see it succeed. So far, the initiative has been a huge success; 120 + orders 180 + boxes 80% + of suppliers have received orders. Our 10% 'Community Fund' has enabled us to deliver 1200 local eggs and 200 litres of fresh, local milk to the West End Food Bank. Currently delivering within a 5 mile radius of Newcastle, we are now looking to extend and deepen our reach by establishing a Local Heroes distribution hub in the Tees Valley. We need your incredible support once again to help us ensure that the 'new normal' includes a critical role for local, community driven food and drink. We will need to raise £4000 if we are to make this a reality. That would take our total to £10,000 which would be an incredible achievement A Tees Valley hub will also allow us to broaden the impact of our Community Fund to assist those in need south of the region. To keep up to date with the campaign sign up to our newsletter via the website and follow us on social media #LocalHeroesNE
  • Sam Tyndall 
    • £50 
    • 27 mos
  • Amelia Ashwell Lake 
    • £30 
    • 28 mos
  • Ingram Valley GB 
    • £30 
    • 31 mos
  • Rob Burlison 
    • £40 
    • 31 mos
  • Barry Gills 
    • £50 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Chris Jewitt 
Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England, United Kingdom
Des Kennedy 

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