Food Club - Our Social Supermarket
Who Do We Provide Items For?
It’s a membership-based community project that provides a variety of groceries to families who need to save some money on their food bills.
We have a range of items including fresh, chilled and frozen produce, tins and packets, toiletries and cleaning products. We sometimes have breads and pastries and a few baby products to. The quantity and variety can change from week to week.
Memberships costs £5 per visit, and you will be able to take around £25 of produce. We hope that being a member provides a sense of ownership and stability to our families.
Isn’t that just a Foodbank?
We work closely with trusted agencies to support families for 3 to 24 months. We want to empower people to make positive changes and to let them know they are not alone. Foodbanks are great in a crisis, but it’s better not to get to crisis point before you receive the help you need. That’s why we support agencies who are already working with families to build resilience.
People Visited Our Food Club
What Do We Provide?
Once you’ve been referred, you’ll be invited to attend an initial assessment and we’ll explain how it works. For a membership fee of £5 a visit you can get:
- 3-4 Blue items (these are usually higher end products like coffee, meat, cereal etc)
- 6-7 Yellow items (usually pasta, beans, tea etc)
- If we have any fresh fruit or veg you can take a couple of bags for free.
There will be someone to walk around with you to point out offers, 2 for 1 or special meal deals. They’ll also explain if any items are restricted, one per family for example. (Things like coffee or cereal)
We also really appreciate feedback so we can try to stock the things you need most so please let us know what you are looking for.
How Can This Service Be Accessed?
Contact Infomation for Referral Agencies
Usually you need to be working with one of our trusted agencies, who can then refer you. However, if your circumstances have changed suddenly and you need to reduce your food bills for a while please call the FoodClub on 0121 285 3970 or email email@example.com as we may be able to help you.
You don’t have to access the FoodClub every week, but you do need to come in regularly and we hope that as you get to know us we’ll be able to provide any additional help you might need, whether this is budgeting, filling out a form, checking your benefits, finding out about homework support, or you just need a listening ear.
We’ll review your membership every 3 months to check we’re still offering the best support we can. We are considering many other layers of support in the future including debt advice and counselling services, so if there’s some support you would benefit from, let us know.
Please contact our Food Club Manager Emma Crook at:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 0121 285 3970
- Or please use the Contact Form Below
Please Note that the Food Club Operates: Tues, Wed and Thurs from 10am – 2pm