Since March 2020 we have been running a food redistribution service from our church kitchen! During lockdown, we offered a free grocery delivery service for those in the local community, helping people receive fresh fruit and vegetables as well as pantry staples. We have also been delivering meals prepared by our fantastic volunteer chefs too!
Starting in October 2020, we have expanded our efforts and set up the Borough Food Cooperative. With help from organisations like FareShare, the Borough Food Cooperative will be acting as a subsidized supermarket, offering members to stop in and pick up £15 worth of groceries for £4.50.
Membership is flexible - so you only pay when you come. This could be 3 times a week, once a month or anything in between. Members can choose from an assortment fresh fruit and vegetables which has already included: Tenderstem broccoli, green and red mangos, plantain, oranges, satsumas, conference pears, leeks and heritage carrots. We stock dry store goods too, such as: pasta, eggs, tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, baked beans, lentils, rice, bread, biscuits, crisps, cereal and chocolate. The Cooperative also offers a range of chilled goods like: milk, butter, cream, yoghurt, cheese, sausages and sometimes even steaks. Delicious meals made in our kitchen are also up for grabs!
The store is operated COVID-consciously and we take every possible precaution to help minimise risk to members and volunteers. If you are unable to visit due to shielding or practicality concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a possible weekly delivery.
Please help us and become a member! Anyone can join, regardless of circumstance and we need as many members as possible in order to continue providing the service.
Current Cooperative Store Opening Times:
Tuesday (12:00 – 15:00)
We are also looking for volunteers to help operate the store and assist with stock rotations, cooking prep and deliveries. Are you able to commit any hours 09:00 -16:00 Monday – Saturday? If so, please call the church at 020 7357 7331 or email email@example.com.