Wanted: a sponsor for an eftpos machine at our Porirua Fruit & Vege Co-op

We’re looking for someone to sponsor an eftpos machine to make it easier for people to buy cheap, healthy produce from the Porirua Fruit and Vegetable Co-op.

More than 100 people buy $12 bags of fruit and vegetables from the co-op’s Cannons Creek packing hub every week, but many operate on such tight budgets that they cannot commit to making regular automatic payments from their bank accounts. They prefer to pay with cash – or by eftpos if they don’t have enough cash on them.

Porirua Fruit and Vegetable Co-op co-ordinator Gene McCarten says the co-op’s core values are accessibility and affordability. Having an eftopos machine at the Cannons Creek packing hub would remove one of the obstacles to getting access to the produce.

“We want to take away every possible hurdle and make it easy for people to buy affordable, wholesome fruit and vegetables,” he says.

The cost of the eftopos machine would be $44.30 a month. If you’d like to help meet this cost, contact Kena Duignan, our Community Innovation Lead on kduignan@wesleyca.org.nz or 021 190 3818

Find out more about the Wellington Regional Fruit and vegetable Co-op