Community Shop, the UK’s first social supermarket chain, has recently opened its fourth store in Grimsby.
Community Shop Grimsby provides its members with access to high quality surplus food from the manufacturing supply chain, at hugely discounted prices.
The social enterprise, which was founded by the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus stock, Company Shop in 2013, has had a transformational impact on the communities it serves.
Open to individuals living in areas of deprivation and in receipt of welfare support, Community Shop Grimsby supports its members to stretch their family budgets and kick start positive change in their own lives.
The social, economic and environmental benefits achieved by Community Shop are not possible without the support of food businesses donating their surplus stock. So, the store is looking for more local partners, retailers and manufactures wanting to do something positive with their surpluses.