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

TACKLING FOOD POVERTY WITH DIGNITY AND ENTERPRISE

In Hope's ‘social supermarket’ or Food Club, people on low incomes and benefits can join a club, allowing them to buy food and other goods at massively below the price paid in supermarkets - normally 25% of shop prices, each box now containing more items than before. We also give some things away free!

Some of the veg supplied is being grown by Hope in its gardening projects - see the Hope Gardening page on this site.

We distribute food through community centres and hubs in Northampton.

Our partners are Growing Together NorthamptonFree2Talk, Bellinge Community House and the Northampton Credit Union, now called Harvest Money, giving all club members access to banking and loans. We are also supported by NIKE and Cummins UK.

If you know someone who might benefit, please send them to us.

If you meet the criteria of being on benefits, just come down and register at a session

KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE PROJECT THROUGH OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE AT @HopeFoodClub

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POP-UP SHOP TIMES

THURSDAYS

11.00-12.00   Free2Talk Living Room
14 Park Square,
Fieldmill Road
Kingsheath,
NN5 7LQ


1.00-2:00pm Bellinge Community Centre
Billingmead Square,
Bellinge
NN3 9AQ

FRIDAY

9-10 am at Blackthorn Community Centre,  Longmead Ct, Northampton NN3 8QD

Hope Charity shop at 61 Abington Street NN12AW (non-perishable food only)

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CAN YOU HELP?

We urgently need 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!

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We NEED donations of food,  from any source, including churches, schools, shops and supermarkets - please contact us if you want to donate or bring to our warehouse - RiNG FIRST 07852249678.
During Harvest 2019, please look at this guide

Our warehouse is at Biz Space: Turn into Kingsfield Way, from Gladstone way, Dallington, Northampton, behind the old Oliver Adams factory site.Turn right at the sharp bend in Kingsfield way, then travel another 300m past a road on the left, then look out for loading bays on the left, unit H4/A, just before the entrance to the Biz Space car park at the end of this road on the left and opposite two entrances to another larger warehouse (Sign mentions meat) and a timber yard. Post code: NN57QF Enter the warehouse corridor through the loading bay; walk straight to the end of the corridor, then turn right. Warehouse at the end of the corridor, clearly signed. Look out for blue signs at the end of Kingsfield Road. If you have trouble finding us, ring 07852249678




Our vision about food

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

For an academic review of foodclubs, read here

Our crowdfunding film tells you lots about how this project works. View it here

The project is part of Northampton's Sustainable Food Strategy. Read about that here

Why we need a local sustainable food strategy

We are also members of the local Food poverty network under the aegis of End Hunger UK. They have a directory of alternative food aid in the county, available here

We are members of the Independent Food Aid Network. and an international member of the Good Food Organisations Canada network

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To contact food club ring 08455 199371

Hope FoodClub is supported by