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Kirkbys Centre 63 teams up with Feeding Britain to open new social supermarket
In July 2020, we teamed up with Feeding Britain and have a well-established Social Supermarket – feeding over 150 families a week, supporting them long term through the devastation and financial pressures which were and are still impacting on them today. (As a direct result of Covid19). This service has helped reduce the number of people using Food banks. It also offers support and promotes a balanced diet offering a variety of healthy food choices. The Social Supermarket has no stigma attached to it as is not means tested as it is for people who need it, including those on low incomes.
The Social Supermarket is open every Wednesday from 10.00 am until 2:00 pm. Our footfall has increased over the past month with the residents of Kirkby benefiting from a weekly shop for under £10.
The Social Supermarket currently operates with three volunteers who deliver this much needed resource. This service is invaluable to the Community of Kirkby and our volunteers have increased their knowledge skills, self-esteem and overall confidence.
Since the opening in July, Marks & Spencer and the Co-op, Greggs and GMI Construction have been donating weekly food supplies to enable us to provide free groceries for those in financial difficulty.