Community Food Projects

There are community run initiatives across Shropshire where low cost or free food is available

If you know of any projects in your area - let us know and we can share it here

Most of these projects are open to everyone, no need for a referral

Surplus Food
Open tables and community fridges where surplus food is available on a Pay As You Feel basis - meaning you pay as much as you can or are willing to spend

Open to all, Pay As You Feel

See website for current timetable

Volunteers collect & list food from local food outlets

Download the app to see whats available in your area

Taste Not Waste

Surplus food boxes for collection in Leegate - £10 per box

Surplus food

£1 donation

Currently running in Donnington, Leegomery, Broseley, Woodside, Bilston, Highley, Coalbrookdale

Join Shropshire's Swap & Share Free Food, Plants & Stuff for a Zero Waste Life Facebook group


Linking people so they can share, swap or trade food which they are not going to eat

Highley Community Project

A zero waste project based in Highley.

They run a surplus food box scheme with a suggested donation of £3 per box. 

They run 2 events a week at the Parish Rooms between 10:30-12:00.

It is an appointment only event which is booked via the Facebook page.

Community Meals
Low cost or Pay As You Feel meals where the community eats together

Meal delivery service in Oswestry

Free or donations

Visit their website for more details


Free frozen meals available collection from a number of different collection points:

Join the
Facebook group to find out more

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Meal delivery, for a small price

More details here

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Weekday meal delivery service to Buildwas Village and any other location within a 15 minute drive.

 Meals are free to residents who are eligible.


Eligibility criteria include (but are not limited to): Aged over 70; On a low income or benefits; Unable to do food shopping in person or online; Disabled (physically or mentally); Clinically or extremely clinically vulnerable

Food is prepared by Jude's Food, so please contact Jude on 07956 336239 or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Community Growing
Garden projects where people can come and pick produce for free throughout the year
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Pick free fruit and vegetables

Jubilee Square, Wem

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Transition Telford

A local charity running various projects around food and gardening

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Free fruit, veg and herbs

Locations around Ludlow

Regular plant, seed and produce swaps

Join mailing list


Leegomery Community Orchard

A volunteer led community orchard attached to the community centre

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Madeley Community Orchard

Gardening and DIY projects run by the council and volunteers

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The Street Allotment


A not for profit community garden based in Shrewsbury. Now in its first year of growing, it hopes to provide free veggies to the community.