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Hope Food Club

Hope Food Club tackles ongoing food poverty through access to healthy, affordable food

Hope runs a  ‘social supermarket’ or Food Club which people on low incomes and benefits can join, and which entitles it's members to access food and other goods at massively below the price paid in supermarkets. We also give some things away free!

Some of the veg supplied in 2018 will be grown by Hope in its gardening projects - see the other pages on this site.

We get lots of help from volunteers and corporate groups.

We distribute food through community centres and hubs in Northampton, starting small initially then growing.

Our first partners are Blackthorn Good Neighbours, helping people in Northampton's Eastern Districts, and the Northampton Credit Union, now called Harvest Money, giving all club members access to banking and loans.

It’s part of our mission to tackle poverty and low income.

We are recruiting volunteers to help run this project. These can include corporate groups or individuals. Please contact us via volunteering@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk to make a real difference!


We welcome donations of food from any source, including shops and supermarkets - please contact us if you want to donate or bring to our warehouse on Kingsfield Way Northampton, off Gladstone way, behind the old Oliver Adams factory, loading bays on the left, unit H4/A. Ring us to organise delivery on 08455199371


Read more about Hope's wider views on food here

Read more about the project here:

Overview       Q and A

Academic studies of food poverty and solutions can be found here

This is not a food bank. Its a membership food club where people pay, in line with a growing realisation that food banks are not the only answer to chronic, ongoing food poverty: 

Why we charge for food

For media coverage of this type of project, see here and here

We are members of the Independent Food Aid Network

and an international member of the Good Food Organisations Canada network

To contact food club ring 08455199371


Hope FoodClub is supported by


  • BCBN


Barclaycard volunteers helping us sort food for food club


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Hope Enterprises provides training and work to people affected by homelessness, drugs, alcohol, poverty, mental health and other disadvantage, within Northamptonshire, UK. We are a Community Interest Company (or CiC) owned by Northampton Hope Centre, a charity which has been providing help to people in acute need with multiple disadvantage, since 1974. Any profits or surplus made by Hope Enterprises supports our charitable work.

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