Community Grocery

Community Grocery

Working in partnership with the charity ‘The Message Trust’, St Barnabas has opened a Community Grocery.

Millions of families are facing not knowing where the next meal is coming from. The Community Grocery is here to help b y offering a bridge between Foodbanks and supermarkets. Step inside a grocery and you’ll find a range of food options fresh from local supermarkets, meaning members can come and shop for their whole family at the fraction of the cost whilst also saving hundreds of tonnes of food being wasted each year.

How it works

Sign up for £5 for an annual membership to the Grocery, giving you access to two shops a week.

Suppliers provide the Community Grocery with redistributed surplus food, like fresh fruit and vegetables as well as packaged and canned goods.

Members can come and shop for their whole family at the grocery giving them access to food for less and helping us all reduce food waste.

But it’s not just about the food. In each store you’ll also find a range of free support on offer to members. Support like job clubs, money management support, healthy cooking classes, exploring Christianity courses and much more. If you are interested in the Community Grocery, please get in touch with church office via or for more information, please visit