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Healthy Me Healthy Communities relies on the support of our communities and dedicated partnerships to deliver much needed services. Our partners provide much needed expertise, resources and support for programmes like Community Grocers; while Healthy Me Healthy Communities work closely with each partner to improve their approaches to engaging in local communities.
Community Grocers are a redistribution scheme for surplus food and household
items that would otherwise go to waste. They look and feel like a traditional shop with
members paying £2.50 for around £12 worth of goods including fresh produce. But they
are more than just a shop, they are a valued community hub.
Each Community Grocer is locally managed and controlled, meeting local need and a place where people want to go. Along with tackling the food poverty they are a starting point for transforming lives by offering activities, training, volunteer opportunities and access to partner services.
• 76% of households have a long-term health conditions
• 48% have diabetes
• 45% have mental health condition
After 6 months:
✔ 88% of members now rate their health as good or better
✔ 88% of members eat more healthily
✔ 83% eat more fruit and vegetables
✔ 96% know more people from attending the project