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Community Groceries

Millions of families are struggling with the cost of the weekly shop, and don’t know where the next meal is coming from. We couldn’t stand by and do nothing so we are playing our part in providing access to fresh and affordable food, whilst also sharing Jesus’ love with members.

Community Groceries are all about bridging the gap between supermarkets and foodbanks. Using surplus food fresh from local supermarkets, our groceries make the cost of the weekly shop more affordable. Members can come and shop for just £4 – saving up to £30 per shop – getting all the food they need for their family.

But it’s about more than food. We also provide members with free wrap-around support and access to courses too. Courses include debt management support through CAP, cooking lessons, investigating Christianity courses and Alpha courses, plus many more.

Our first store opened in Sharston in September 2020, and was quickly helping almost 1,000 local residents with their shopping. Since then, we’ve opened 17 more groceries around the UK and are now helping make sure over 20,000 families are able to put food on the table.!

As we share Jesus’ love in word and deed. Lives are being transformed. The lives of members like Liz who we met in store, and as she got to know the team rediscovered Jesus’ love for her.


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Community Grocery member chatting to the team

A Much Needed Lifeline

Each day in our Community Groceries members get the food they need for their families and get to hear the gospel too. As they do churches are growing.

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‘A Weight Has Lifted’

Our groceries are now serving over 20,000 members! And each day we’re hearing of the impact the stores and teams are having on the local community.

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