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The Community Grocery


We know that the financial crisis, and in particular the cost of food, has impacted thousands of families across the UK.

The Community Grocery is a registered charity that was set up during lockdown, in Wythenshawe, as a way of getting surplus food to those who needed it most.  Over the last 4 years, this has grown to be the second largest frontline food charity in the UK, serving over 50,000 families through its 22 stores (with more to come this year).  The Community Grocery in Bolton is at the rear of Kings Church, The Mill on Bury New Road, Bolton, BL2 6QE.

The Grocery acts as a bridge between Food Banks and Supermarkets and helps those who do not qualify for the former but struggle to afford the latter.  We are determined that no-one should go hungry and that we keep families fed.  As a not-for-profit organisation, we source our food by buying late dated and overproduced stock and offer these at much reduced prices.  For example, a £5 basket of items could save our members roughly £10-15 on Supermarket prices.  Membership of the grocery is just £5 for 12 months, and members can come and shop every weekday between 9:30 and 4:30.  There is no limit to what our members can purchase, other than a maximum of 4 portions of any item per visit, to allow as many people to benefit as possible.  In work, out of work, elderly, young, large family or single person, everyone is welcome and we are here to help.

For more details on what we do, and offer, please see our website: Message Community Grocery

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