A farmer’s market in Bath is keeping Big Issue vendors fed throughout the coronavirus crisis by putting together food parcels for delivery.
The Bath Farmer’s Market has managed to continue running every Saturday in Green Park Station, a former railway station-turned-market and independents shop venue, despite the pressures of the coronavirus shutdown.
And organisers Ethical Property have opted to harness the weekly event to help out Big Issue vendors.
Charles Beer, the market and property manager for Ethical Property, said that The Big Issue’s Bath sales and operations team are one of the firm’s not-for-profit tenants. So to support The Big Issue through the current uncertain times, they put £200 towards parcels to help volunteers and vendors who have been affected by the lockdown.
“On Saturday when we had our farmer’s market we had a collection point to raise money for The Big Issue and Ethical Property donated £200 to buy food parcels to deliver to people who were nominated,” he told The Big Issue.
“One of the volunteers for The Big Issue was nominated, Leslie who is in her 70s and is in isolation for 12 weeks and Ian who is one of the vendors got one as well. The other three went to families with kids who are vulnerable.