Where does the food come from?
Newtown Food Surplus collect left over food from supermarkets, which is still good to eat but would otherwise go to waste.
We have also started to buy in additional surplus and some staple veg/fruit at cost, as demand for our services has increased significantly. Because of the Cost of Living Crisis, many people now rely on us. We use donations from customers, as well as grants from national and local organisations, to support this work.
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. We encourage people who are having a tough time with the cost of living to come during the first half an hour of the food share when there is most choice, and anti-waste people come after that to help clear up what is left.