Re:Store is a local community project which aims to combat food waste and fight hunger! It is open to everyone, every Thursday, 9am – 10.30am.
If you’ve never been before, please come down to the back door of the Oaks to register and get a timed ticket for future weeks.
A bag of shopping costs just £1 (please try and remember to bring a bag with you for us to fill).
No one is allowed in the building at the present time. We will be operating on a one-way system, and our volunteers will be packing your bag for you – think of it as a lucky dip!
We ask that you keep a safe distance from others, bring & use your own hand sanitiser (if you have some), and please don’t come if you or anyone in your household has any Covid symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Re:Store? Is it a food bank? Do you need to qualify for Re:Store?
Re:Store is a local weekly project with the aims of combatting food waste and fighting hunger. The food you will get is gathered from a range of sources each week, including local supermarkets such as Sainsburys, M&S, Tesco and Morrisons, and also from the charity FareShare. Everyone is welcome. Entry is just £1 and you can come and have your shopping bag filled with (usually) short-dated food. We believe that together we can fight food waste.
Whilst, obviously, given the strange, uncertain times we’re living in, Re:Store has undoubtedly helped those in financial hardship and we also started doing preorders for those in need and delivering to those who are shielding, the original vision hasn’t changed. We are, however, flexible in this and have had to adapt due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to try and help wherever we can, if people are in need, just as we usually would as a church community.
As well as running Re:Store, we act as a distribution hub for New Hope Food Bank. If you need an emergency food parcel, please contact them on: 0793 995 0713 to ask about a referral.
Sign up for Re:Store will open each Thursday morning between 9 – 10.30am. You can sign up before you come using the form below or if you require any assistance, simply pop down on a Thursday morning during Re:Store and we can get you signed up there.
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If you would like to donate to our local community project Re:Store, please click the button below:
If you need an emergency food parcel, we also act as a distributor and collection point for New Hope Food Bank. Please contact them on: 0793 995 0713 for more information on how to get a referral.