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Community Groceries


As millions of families are struggling with the cost of the weekly shop, 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 £5 – saving up to £20 per shop – getting all the food they need for their family.

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 21 more groceries around the UK and are now helping make sure over 43,000 families are able to put food on the table. And by doing this, we’ve also helped save over 5,400 tonnes of surplus food from going to waste!

But it’s about more than food. We also provide members with free wrap-around support and access to courses including debt management support through CAP, cooking lessons, Alpha courses, plus many more. And it’s all done in partnership with local churches. As members come in store to shop, we share about the love and hope of Jesus in word and action and invite them to church, and we’re seeing lives transformed by the gospel. Churches are growing and are launching new services to fit in all the new grocery members as more and more people want to find out about Jesus!

Lives Transformed


Members like Claire who we met in store in Sharston, and as she got to know the team rediscovered Jesus’ love for her.

Edit is a member of the All Nations Community Grocery and she said ‘Jesus is everything to me. The Community Grocery has save me, saved my family, saved my marriage and saved me financially. It’s a family for me and I love sharing my testimony with customers.’

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Find out more about all our Community Groceries and what’s happening near you at communitygrocery.org.uk

Stories


Hope Breaks In


Battling anxiety and depression, Sarah found herself almost housebound until a leaflet about a Community Grocery opening nearby dropped through her door. Today, her life’s been transformed by God. This is her story.

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‘The Change Can Only Be Because Of Jesus’


How a whole family was transformed because one 12 year old gave his life to Jesus at a church partner’s kids’ club.

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Sharing Jesus’ Love


God has been on the move across the Community Groceries throughout February. Our teams have been busy signing up members, running courses, and grabbing every opportunity to share the love of Jesus. Here are a few of the amazing stories from this month.

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