Food Hub Co-op Looking For 5-Thousand Dollars From CBRM
A group that connects Cape Breton food producers with consumers is looking for money from the Island’s municipalities to see it through its second pilot year.
The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op is asking for $5,000 from each of the Island’s five municipalities.
The Co-op made a presentation to Regional Council at yesterday’s meeting.
Its co-ordinator Alicia Lake says more than 25 producers from across the Island sent food to more than 50 households and eight restaurants in its first year of operation.
She goes on to say gross sales were about $45,000, with about $36,000 going directly to the producers.
Lake says they have more producers looking to join the co-op this year and adds she hopes to at least double or maybe even triple the number of customers.
Lake told Council the money from the municipalities will go toward new software for online orders, trucking and equipment costs.
Councillors voted to discuss the request during budget deliberations.