In February of last year, the As One Vegan Lifestyle shop opened in Stourport selling vegan food and other ethical products.
The shop proved to be very popular and became a great support centre for veganism in the Wyre Forest area. However, the premises were quite small and it soon became apparent that somewhere larger would be needed for the shop to expand on its range of products.
For the past three years Greens Vegan Catering has been operating from a mobile van to provide healthy and hearty vegan food at vegan and non-vegan events in West Midlands and other parts of the country.
Now the two vegan businesses have decided to come together and to create a vegan hub in Stourport which will include a vegan café and vegan shop, situated in an attractive listed building in the busiest part of Stourport High Street.
As well as providing tasty vegan food and sought-after vegan products, the hub will also act as a centre for local vegan activity and will be available for use by other community groups.
The aim will be to operate in a way that is as environmentally friendly as possible, with the café using biodegradable/compostable containers for take-aways and the shop providing a refill service to reduce plastic waste.
The vegan shop has already played a significant role in the growth of veganism in the area and the success of Wyre Forest vegans, who have already organised almost 100 events, both large and small this year.
We are confident that the combination of the café and shop in the new hub will give an even greater boost to vegan activity in Wyre Forest and encourage even more people to adopt a humane diet and life style.
But for the project to really succeed we need funding to pay for essential equipment and fittings such as
- Professional coffee machine
- Induction cooker
- Waste reduction dispenser unit
- Kitchen units
- Café furniture
- Fixtures and fittings
- Food processor
So please give whatever you can and be part of this fantastic opportunity to promote veganism and compassionate living.
Jude (Greens Vegan Catering) and Lindsey (As One Vegan Lifestyle) xx