In The News

We love to see news of how Community Groceries are helping residents and families being shared across the UK.

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‘Did I eat or did I put the heating on?’ – how one Cheshire mum was plunged into poverty

Cheshire Live – 10 Jul 2022
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Mum forced to choose between heating and eating after finding herself in debt

Liverpool Echo – 10 Jul 2022
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BBC News – The Edge Community Grocery Wigan – 10th June 2022

BBC News – 10 Jun 2022
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New Blackpool store to offer £30 of groceries for £4 as cost of living crisis bites

Lancs Live – 8 Jun 2022
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This is where families in Blackpool will soon be able to do a weekly food shop for £4

Lancashire Post – 7 Jun 2022
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BBC Sounds – 7 Jun 2022
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This is where families in Blackpool will soon be able to do a weekly food shop for £4

Blackpool Gazette – 7 Jun 2022
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Community Grocery Warrington store has opened at Life Church

Warrington Guardian – 25 May 2022
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Man considering leaving Merseyside area due to cost of living crisis

Liverpool Echo – 16 Apr 2022
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New Burnley shop will sell affordable food and offer support

In Your Area – 13 Apr 2022
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Opening of new community grocery store will cut cost of weekly shop for struggling Burnley families

Burnley Express – 12 Apr 2022
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A bridge between a foodbank and a supermarket

Capital North West News – 11 Apr 2022
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‘We Run Grocery Stores That Only Charge $4 For a Weekly Shop’

Newsweek – 24 Mar 2022
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Community Groceries Feeding Families

BBC Midlands Today – 8 Feb 2022
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Telford charity says ‘work poverty’ hitting full-time employed

BBC News – 8 Feb 2022
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‘We never turn anyone away’: Food store where struggling Teessiders can shop for £3 to open

Teeside Live – 8 Feb 2022
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Deprived community where people ‘exist not live’ trying to fight back

Liverpool Echo – 29 Dec 2021
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Keeping Families Fed

BBC Midlands Today – 17 Nov 2021
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Lincoln Community Grocery store benefits local people with reduced food shop

The Linc – 5 Nov 2021
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Struggling families can get weekly shop for £3 at new community grocery

Shropshire Star – 27 Oct 2021
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Food, Finance, Friendship & Faith

Sunday Morning Live – 17 Oct 2021
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Community Grocery opens for families facing food poverty

Smiley News – 13 Oct 2021
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New Lincoln community grocery store tackles food poverty

The Lincolnite – 5 Oct 2021
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Queues form at opening new community shop set up to tackle food poverty in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Live – 5 Oct 2021
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New cut-price community grocery shop coming to Lincoln next week

The Lincolnite – 27 Sep 2021
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Community Grocery opens in Baptist church

Baptists Together – 24 Jun 2021
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Manchester charity helps feed families for just £5 a year

Mancunian Matters – 17 Jun 2021
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13% rise in food parcels handed out during pandemic in Yorkshire and the Humber

ITV News – 22 Apr 2021
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The Foundation Community Grocery has opened for the people of Sheffield.

BBC Look North – 14 Apr 2021
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Store that ‘bridges the gap between supermarkets and food banks’ opens in Redcar

Teeside News – 18 Apr 2021
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Inside Greater Manchester’s trendiest food bank

Manchester Evening News – 28 Mar 2021
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Affordable community grocery to open up in Sheffield

InYourArea – 24 Mar 2021
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Struggling Bolton residents will be able to get their food shop for just £3

Bury Times – 18 Mar 2021
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Brenda Edwards introduces the story of a new kind of community grocery store in Manchester, run by Christian charity The Message Trust.

BBC Songs of Praise – 14 Mar 2021
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Struggling Ragworth families will be able to do the food shop for just £3

Teesside Live – 9 Mar 2021
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Wigan’s new community grocery opens offering big shop for just £3

Wigan Post – 4 Mar 2021
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Community Grocery Hexham opened by the Message Trust

Hexham Courant – 1 Mar 2021
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“It’s a place where people can come with a sense of dignity” – New Community Grocery offers £3 food shops to Salford families

Salford Now – 19 Feb 2021
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The new Wigan store where struggling families can do a big shop for just £3

Manchester Evening News – 18 Feb 2021
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Cut-price community grocery to open in Wigan to help shoppers affected by pandemic

Wigan Today – 18 Feb 2021
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New grocery store in the heart of Salford helps residents do family shops for just £3

Mancunian Matters – 6 Feb 2021
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Wythenshawe supermarket where a shop costs £3 to open three new sites in Greater Manchester

Manchester Evening News – 19 Jan 2021
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The amazing new Wythenshawe store where you can get loads of food for £3

Manchester Evening News – 17 Oct 2020
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