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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 20:44 GMT 21:44 UK
Box project to veg out on success
More than 10,000 boxes of locally-grown fruit and vegetables have been given out to families in part of Cornwall.

The "Healthy Boxes" have been distributed to households across the Penwith area in the past 12 months.

The scheme, supported by Penwith District Council, aims to improve the daily diets of families on low incomes.

The council hopes that as the project keeps growing other items will become available, including fish, fruit, milk and eggs.

Boxes cost 4 and typically contain leeks, carrots, new potatoes, mushrooms, oranges, pears and lettuce.

The team behind the initiative said the equivalent from a supermarket would cost at least an extra 1.30.


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