Community Shop in Goldthorpe gives local shoppers access to surplus food from supermarkets for up to 70% less
Posted: December 08, 2013 CWN
Community Shop customers will not only get access to cheaper food, but will also be offered social and financial support. Photograph: Murdo Macleod
Britain’s first “social supermarket” opens its doors on Monday, offering shoppers on the verge of food poverty the chance to buy food and drink for up to 70% less than normal high-street prices.
If successful, the Community Shop, in Goldthorpe, near Barnsley, south Yorkshire, which is backed by large retailers and supermarkets, could be replicated elsewhere in Britain.