Residents of a Warwickshire town are being asked to take part in a new project to create a foodweb in order to raise awareness of local produce and help boost the economy.
The project led by the Campaign to Protect Rural England is being piloted in Kenilworth and will be rolled out to another four locations in the West Midlands. Organisers want people living in the town to record what food they buy and where they buy it from.
The aim of the project is to explore the supply chain of food and connect producers, retailers and customers.
A public meeting will be held tonight to launch the project and recruit a team of volunteers to lead the research. The findings of the project will then be reviewed and compared with other areas, with the ultimate aim of feeding ideas into regional policy.
Kenilworth Chamber of Trade is backing the project which is supported by Big Lottery funding as part of its Making Local Food programme.
Chamber chairman Robert Knaggs said: “We do need to get as many people in the town aware of the range and scope of locally available produce and also provide an easy method to get what is produced onto people’s plates.”
The meeting will take place at 7pm at the Senior Citizens Club, Southbank Road in Kenilworth.