Still Good Food Shopping Bags
From Saturday 1st May we have introduced our very own Still Good Food jute shopping bags.
This initiative is to help ensure a more even distribution of our food to all our customers and we are asking for all users of the shop to use the new bags.
We are asking for a donation of £1 for the bags and once you have one please bring it with you every time you shop with us.
Every Sunday from 18th April - 6th June we will have a
Pop-Up Shop at Freedom Church
Mill Road, Great Barton, IP31 2RU
Open from 1 - 3pm
Come and find us. Free parking
Tuesday & Wednesday
Friday & Saturday
10.00am - 12.00 noon
Monday & Thursday
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Sunday: 1.00pm - 3.00pm *
(*at Freedom Church, Gt Barton, IP31 2RU)
Shop Opening Hours
We were very pleased to reopen the shop at the end of June 2020 and have now extended our hours.
In order to comply with government guidelines, we have made a few changes to the way we operate:
We request that all customers and volunteers wear a face covering when they are in the shop, if at all possible.
Only one customer is allowed in the shop at a time.
Customers are asked to use their own personal shopping bag, but this should be no larger than a regular supermarket shopping bag please.
Customers are asked to comply with social distancing guidelines whilst queuing and entering/exiting the shop.
Customers are asked to please use the hand sanitizer when entering the shop.
Dear friends and supporters of our shop.
The main aim of Still Good Food is to ensure that edible food is not wasted by diverting it from being thrown away, however we realise that we are also a very important community asset supporting people who are on low incomes and in vulnerable housing situations.
In order to continue the valued work of the project we need to be able to cover the costs of running the shop and work towards the shop becoming self funding. To help support this, from April 2019 we asked our customers to make a minimum donation of £1 per shopping bag of food. (If customers are able to make larger donations, then this is very much appreciated).
We would also ask all customers to be mindful of how many items you take, especially if you are fortunate enough to be near the front of the queue and there are other people waiting; they would like to have a good choice of items too.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Who We Are
We at Still Good Food are a driven group of individuals from all walks of life, joined together by our passion for stopping food from being wasted when it is still perfectly good to eat and making sure it gets to people who will appreciate it, whether that's for financial reasons or environmental reasons. We want to do our part to make the world a better place for all by reducing food waste and educating people about food labelling and making the most of what they have.
If you feel able to help us either in the shop or with the collection of food from various supermarkets, etc, we would love to have you on board.
Click the button below to download a Volunteer Application Form.
What We Do
Reducing Food Waste - Education within the Community
Still Good Food aims to educate the public in our local community regarding food waste and food labels and how people and organisations can actively take part in reducing food waste by using our shop.
Monday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 10am - 12pm
Thursday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Come and visit us at the shop
Choose your own food items for a minimum donation of £1.
Bigger donations always appreciated.
Education on Food Waste
What you can do to help save food from being thrown away
We can all do more to help reduce food waste. The more we understand about labels and what food should smell and look like, especially after the best before date on the packaging, the better we will be able to make decisions on what we can still safely use and what really is ready to go in the bin.
It all comes down to education.
A hub for food waste in the community
Still Good Food work alongside a number of other local organisations to be a connection and information point in the community between the public and other food waste organisations.
Contact Still Good Food
Get in touch with Still Good Food to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
We appreciate any unopened ambient food donations. Let us know what you have and we can say if we can have it in our shop.
If you would like to help our project by volunteering to collect food items from supermarkets or helping in our shop, we would love to hear from you.
4 Elseys Yard, Risbygate St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3AA, UK