McCain funds Community Shop to support local area

McCain Foods has partnered with social enterprise Community Shop to open a new social supermarket store in Eastfield, North Yorkshire.

Community Shop redistributes surplus food and household products through its network of 11 Community Shops across the country, selling products to local members at discounted prices.

Opening its doors this summer, the new Eastfield store will be the first to open in North Yorkshire and will support around 750 people in the local community.

The store will sell surplus food items and will also house a community kitchen, offering low-cost and wholesome hot meals, with children eating free every day.


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Revenue raised in the store will be re-invested back into the local area through the store’s Community Hub, which will offer personal development programmes tailored to the needs of each member.

“With the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the deeply discounted food that is available in our stores is a lifeline for so many people,” said Gary Stott, executive chairman at Community Shop.

McCain regional president for GB & Ireland Jillian Moffatt said: “Given the impact of their current stores, we know that Community Shop Eastfield will provide an invaluable service to the local community, and we look forward to supporting it for years to come.”

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