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FESTIVE FOODSHARES ALERT- we need your help to stop good food going to waste this Christmas

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Last Christmas Shrewsbury Food Hub rescued a usual months worth of surplus food in just 4 days! We need your help this Christmas to get good food eaten at #Foodshares.

Shrewsbury Food Hub and partners are running #Foodshare sessions across the town 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day). This blog post lets you know what to expect when coming to #Foodshare.

Where does the food come from?

Shrewsbury Food Hub collect left over food from supermarkets, which is still good to eat but would otherwise go to waste. It is shared with partner groups across the town including foodshare tables open to all.

Who can come to a foodshare?

Everyone is welcome! We need everyone’s help to get this good food eaten and stop it from going to waste. Especially in the holidays, when the schools that we usually deliver to are closed.

What type of food is there?

We never know what we’re going to get but there will ALWAYS be bread and bakery items! So if you love bread please come! There will be fruit, veg and sometimes eggs or frozen food. Some days we have lots, some days less, but everyone is welcome to come and have a share.

Do you have to pay?

The foodshares are run on a pay as you feel basis, with an optional donation of a penny up. No worries if you don’t donate – you’re helping by getting the food eaten.

How do they work during coronavirus?

We ask you to not come if you or a household member have symptoms or have had a positive contact. Everyone is required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and we ask you to sanitise your hands when you arrive. Many of the foodshares take place outside (under gazebos) but if indoors we limit the number of people inside at once. There are markers so everyone can queue 2m apart. Over Christmas we've extended the times, to spread more people out across the mornings.

Most importantly you are guaranteed a friendly welcome at the foodshare. It’s a good chance to catch up with neighbours (from a distance!). We love that the whole community comes together to get this good food eaten at Christmas!

Timetable 20th Dec - 9th Jan:

Keep an eye out on our Facebook & Twitter - as we're likely to put shout out here when we experience MEGA surplus!!!

Week 1, 20th- 26th December
Week 2, 27th Dec- 2nd Jan

Week 3, 3rd- 9th Jan

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