Food stolen from Axminster charity

PUBLISHED: 15:01 17 August 2018

The HALFF shop in South Street Axminster. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The HALFF shop in South Street Axminster. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Healthy eating group HALFF says the theft has robbed them of funding for their community cooking courses

HALFF founder Tiggy Parry Picture: CONTRIBUTEDHALFF founder Tiggy Parry Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Two boxes of fruit and vegetables have been stolen from Axminster healthy eating charity HALFF

The organic produce was taken from outside the group’s South Street shop where it had been left by a delivery firm.

Officials described the theft as ‘disappointing’ as the food would have been sold to fund their community cooking sessions.

Fundraising and development coordinator Laura O’Rourke said: “Riverford have been delivering fruit and veg to us twice a week for three years, leaving it outside the shop for us to take in around 8.30am.

“This week only three boxes were there instead of the five we ordered. Someone just helped themselves. This has meant we have had to change the arrangement we have with Riverford, which is so disappointing.

“It was our first theft and has cost our not for profit charity over £60, which will eat into the funds we can put towards our cooking courses.”

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