COMMUNITY venues in east Durham are now adding the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables to their list of activities. Dawdon Youth and Community Centre, the Lisa Dixon Centre in Haswell, Oscars Café in Shotton and the Community Drugs Team in Peterlee are all selling fresh fruit and vegetables at competitive prices. Produce is available loose which means that people can buy as much or as little as they want. All profits from the East Durham Trust’s Food Co-op project are going directly to each of the venues. The project is being funded by NHS County Durham and being delivered by East Durham Trust.

Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust said: "The many benefits of this project include making it much easier for local people to eat healthily and achieve the recommendation for a daily five portions of fruit and vegetables.

"And it enables people to get work experience running a stall, as well as supporting local charities."

The Community Food Project is running on the following days at each of the venues as follows: Dawdon Youth and Community Centre, from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday and Thursday; Lisa Dixon Centre, Haswell, from 10am to 2pm on Thursday and Friday; Oscars Café, Shotton, from 7:30am to 2pm daily and at Peterlee Community Drugs Team from 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays.