Wigan's new community grocery opens offering big shop for just £3

Fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and tinned foods have been flying off the shelves since a new community grocery opened its doors.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:02 am

Today’s Community Church in Wigan joined forces with national charity The Message Trust to set up a food store for people struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The community grocery, which is located at The Edge in the Wigan Pier Quarter, offers a wide range of products, including fresh and frozen foods, baked goods, sanitary and household items.

But the products have been donated by supermarkets and suppliers, so members only have to pay £3 for a big shop, saving up to £40 each time.

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Staff at the new grocery
Staff at the new grocery

Other services will also be provided at the centre, including an employment club, debt advice and cookery courses.

Membership costs £5 per year and is restricted to local residents who are struggling to make ends meet due to the pandemic.

To find out more about how you can join, go to communitygrocery.org.uk

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The store helps people struggling financially