Surplus Food to Share this Summer
Updated: Jul 28
Shrewsbury Food Hub and partners will be running Food Share sessions across the town 7 days a week. See the timetable for times and locations.
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. We encourage people to wear a face covering if it's an inside event and ask you to sanitise your hands when you arrive. Many of the foodshares take place outside (under gazebos). There are markers so everyone can queue 2m apart.
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!
Times & locations from 20 July - 30th Aug
Riversway Elim Church at Lancaster Rd, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3LE 9:30 am – 12noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Shrewsbury Baptist Church Crowmoor, Crowmere Rd, SY2 5JJ 9am – 10:30am on Fridays Church of the Holy Spirit carpark, at 49 Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG 9 – 10:30am on Wednesdays The Meet Place, Meole Estate, 41 Maesbrook Road, SY3 9NL 9:00 – 10:30am on Tuesdays Martin Wilson School, New Park Rd, Castlefields, SY1 2SP
10:30am – 12 noon on Sundays Emmanuel Church, Mount Pleasant Road, SY1 3HY
9am – 10:30am on Saturdays *Closed 15th Aug
Christ Church carpark, Bayston Hill, SY3 0PZ
9:30 – 11am on Mondays
Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, SY3 7PY
9am – 12noon on Mondays
Grange Primary School, Bainbridge Green, SY1 3QR (Outside school gates)
9:00 – 10:30am on Monday 27th July, 3rd & 10th Aug