Community Grocer for Partners

      


“Community Grocers are more than just a community shop. They are community hubs, locally managed and controlled, meeting local need and a place where people want to go and access services. They are the starting point for tackling poverty, improving health and transforming lives.”


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What is a Community Grocer?

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.

The Community Grocer has reach with:

• 76% of households have a long‐term health conditions
• 48% have diabetes
• 45% have mental health condition

The Community Grocer makes a difference, 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


Thanks to our investors and partners:


Want to set up a Community Grocer?

We are specialists in building community assets providing set‐up and ongoing support for your Community Grocer. Contact us for more details.

Want to donate?

We accept stock and ’Spud’ our van can collect from you. Also we accept financial donations and this is used for buying additional stock and equipment. Please contact us to discuss how you can help.

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