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 and community shops
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. You'll also find details of the new membership based community shop in Telford.
The shop is open to anyone who may find themselves financially struggling. Whether receiving benefits, in employment or self employed, they are here to bridge the gap between food banks and supermarkets.
Members sign up for a £5 annual membership. This gives them access to the grocery twice a week to do a £3 shop. A typical £3 shop includes 5 different portions of fruit and vegetables, 7 different ambient shelf items, 1 bakery item, 1 freezer item, 1 fridge item and 1 non food item i.e. toiletries.
Members sign up in store and will be given a membership card which will be scanned at each shop.
Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Open to all, £1 donation for bag of surplus food.
Tea, coffee cake and advise from local organisations.
First Monday of each month, 1pm-2pm, Rockspring Community Centre, SY8 1SX
Community meals and cooking
Low cost or Pay As You Feel meals where the community eats together
Hands Together Ludlow run a variety of food projects across Ludlow to support people in the town.
You can contact them on their Community Helpline covered by a team of volunteers and staff. This is the best place to start with any general help and support, to book a place at their community lunch or afternoon tea, arrange a prescription collection and much more.
The Helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm:
01584 817 250
More details here
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