Who is Community Shop for?
Our members need to meet three important criteria, to make sure our support reaches the right people:
- live in a specific postcode area, chosen in line with the government indices of deprivation
- live in a household that receives some form of Government income support
- and most importantly, are motivated to make positive change in their lives, and want to sign up to our programme
Community Shop is not about crisis support – which is often provided by food banks and food charities.
Nor are we for independent shoppers on a tight budget – they are already well served by retailers and discounters.
We want to help people on the cusp of food poverty, who are working hard to improve their lives.
We offer good food at great prices, which eases pressure on family budgets. And our members sign up to tailored, professional development programmes, to kick-start positive change in their lives.