What is Community Shop?

Welcome to Community Shop: More than just food

Community Shop is a social enterprise that is empowering individuals and building stronger communities, by realising the social potential of surplus food.

Members of Community Shop can shop for good food at great prices – easing pressure on family budgets – but also gain access to professional, personal development programmes, to kick-start positive change in their own lives. We call this The Success Plan.

From inspiring motivation and confidence in our members, to improving health and economic outcomes for their families, the impact of Community Shop is already being felt way beyond the aisles of our stores.  Community Shops are rooted in their local communities and actively forge links and partnerships with established local services.

Community Shop is an initiative from Company Shop – the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus food.

Yorkshire Life Magazine: Behind the scenes at Goldthorpe’s Community Shop

This month’s edition of Yorkshire Life Magazine carries an extensive feature on Community Shop.

BBC Food and Farming Awards

Community Shop amongst Best Initiatives in British Food at BBC Food and Farming Awards.

The Grocer Gold Awards 2014 - Community Shop shortlisted

Community Shop short-listed as ‘Consumer Initiative of the Year’ for The Grocer Gold Awards 2014