How Rose Vouchers helped Bushra’s family

hands cutting melon

“The Rose Vouchers were recommended to me during the Coronavirus crisis by the Community Manager at the children’s centre I use. I’m pregnant and have a three year old daughter. To be honest, I wasn’t a big fruit and veg eater before, it wasn’t always the first thing I wanted to eat, but now I have the vouchers I can buy more fruit and veg and I’m trying to eat more healthily.

My daughter eats more fruit now too, she likes bananas, strawberries, mango, and watermelon especially in the hot weather.

I used to buy mostly frozen veg before, but with the vouchers I can buy more fresh fruit and veg. I still freeze some veg sometimes, to keep it for longer, it’s good to have the option.

During the crisis I’ve been shopping at the fruit & veg stall in White City. It’s a bit of a distance from where I live, but not all stalls have been open recently. I’ll travel to get the fruit & veg as it’s important to give us a better diet. I’ve had good experiences at the market, I say I have Rose Vouchers, and they are always accepted with no problems.

Having the vouchers has been really positive and helped my family eat more veg. It will be great when more fruit & veg stalls open regularly again, and we have even more option of what we can buy.”