The Foodshare Shop opened to its first customers in June 2022. It is open to customers whose needs are not acute but likely to be required from time to time over a number of weeks. People with an urgent and acute need for help will find the Food Hub (formerly called the foodbank) is better suited to them.
The Shop charges a modest membership fee. Instead of receiving pre-packed food bags which had limited scope for choice, customers are now able to choose the items they want within an overall limit.
Access to the Shop is via a Foodshare membership scheme, with nominations from Foodshare's network of referring organisations, enabling us to channel help to those genuinely in need of intermittent support.
We hope the Shop will become the charity's primary way of providing food support. Our guiding principles are to give a hand-up rather than a hand-out and our membership scheme will provide other facilities which promote a sense of community.
Would you like to help us in our Foodshare Shop? We have several opportunities available.
We are looking for people who would like to help run the shop, we currently open on Friday 12 - 2 pm and are looking to open Wednesday 5- 7 pm and Saturdays 9 - 11 pm as demand increases
Fresh and surplus food collections. Times to be arranged.
Please contact Debbie on 07782 345 935 or email Debbie@Foodshare.charity
Food & Monetary Donations - Holiday Hunger Project
Please contact Debbie for the latest list of required products as our needs change constantly and the list varies to reflect our needs.
Of course, the most efficient way of supporting our project is to donate money so we can purchase the food on your behalf.
In both cases, please contact Debbie on 07782 345 935