I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our project and how it is currently helping families and individuals across Keighley.
We work in partnership with The Parish of Keighley, Keighley Salvation Army, Roshni Ghar, Keighley Council, KAWACC, Rainbow Family Centre, Keighley Schools Together, Keighley Healthy Living, Holy Family School, Keighley Pathways, and are part of the Food Savers Network. This has helped to establish our shop so that we can be the next step up from food hampers or food banks. Because unlike other food provision services we are able to offer people choice and agency in the produce they want to eat or need.
We operate like as a social supermarket, where customers become a member by paying a £1 for a total of 6 months and then they can use the shop once a week and select fifteen items of their choice for just £5.
All our produce is donated from supermarkets, individuals and other charitable organisations. We hold a range of produce from fruit and vegetables to toiletries and non-perishable food.
We are really keen to help tackle poverty in Keighley. With the £20 Universal Credit cut also affecting many people we want them to know we are here to help support them. We currently have many repeat customers who have found our services to be invaluable. Many of these people enjoy coming in each week to see what we have to offer.
We also featured in the Keighley News last month – you can read the full article here: Keighley ‘social supermarket’ is tackling town’s food poverty