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Bit of a weird one this but a very good idea. This is the 2nd one in the UK, the 1st is at Leeds. Food that would normally go to landfill is sold here. From Mark's & Spencer's & Ocado and many others.… Read More
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5m, 6d agoFound 5 months, 6 days ago
Bit of a weird one this but a very good idea. This is the 2nd one in the UK, the 1st is at Leeds. Food that would normally go to landfill is sold here. From Mark's & Spencer's & Ocado and many others. Short dated stock etc. Open to everybody and available for a limited time only. These people also run cafes on the same basis.
Located at the link below.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Raz4oAzsIobB7ougxzSaVOcH8ds&ll=53.3913115586584%2C-1.45801817489928&z=17
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Wish we had one of these near us but I bet it's a bit like certain shops that snooty people turn their noses up at (e.g. Cash Converters, Poundland, etc.). We are moderately well-off but I keep my food budget low by purposely getting food in the evening when reductions are in - let's face it, if it says BBE 23-Dec, it doesn't go off at the stroke of midnight, you normally have at least 2-3 days left in it if stored well. It's almost 'fun' letting what you're eating over the next couple of days be determined by what you can find, saves stuff from being thrown away and mixes things up a little!
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Is it full of sprouts? I bet it's all sprouts.
17 Likes
Spital hill. Best get my bullet proof vest out.
15 Likes
Inb4 Benefits,scroungers,get a job...
heat from me
try and not 'spend the earth' this Christmas folks
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Fantastic project also available in Leeds - it's mind boggling to see what perfect food the supermarkets would have landfilled if it wasn't for this project. Let's hope that public pressure/opinion about supermarket practices will force them to rethink how they treat dumping such a precious resource as food, in the future.

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4 Likes #1
Haven't researched it or looked into it, but sounds a brilliant idea on the face of it.
15 Likes #2
Inb4 Benefits,scroungers,get a job...
heat from me
try and not 'spend the earth' this Christmas folks
17 Likes #3
Spital hill. Best get my bullet proof vest out.
14 Likes #4
Fantastic project also available in Leeds - it's mind boggling to see what perfect food the supermarkets would have landfilled if it wasn't for this project. Let's hope that public pressure/opinion about supermarket practices will force them to rethink how they treat dumping such a precious resource as food, in the future.
#5
Thanks, anyone been before?
#6
dark_shadow
Thanks, anyone been before?
This one doesn't open until Saturday, although the Leeds one has been open for a while.
4 Likes #7
Leeds one is in Pudsey, just off ring road, not a great choice of goods, but considering you can take whatever you want and just put a few quid in the charity bucket on your way out....its a fantastic idea and worth a look if you live nearby.
#8
What a great idea. Hope it works for all concerned.
23 Likes #9
Is it full of sprouts? I bet it's all sprouts.
8 Likes #10
Why not just give it away? Or does that just 'lack innovation' (_;)
You're going to get 2 sorts of people buying stuff here - the ones who are too poor to but feel pressurised (without anyone even saying anything to them) into paying more than they can actually afford for the stuff, and the stingy b'stards who expect to just pay 1p for everything. And neither benefits the actual aim of this.
40 Likes #11
Wish we had one of these near us but I bet it's a bit like certain shops that snooty people turn their noses up at (e.g. Cash Converters, Poundland, etc.). We are moderately well-off but I keep my food budget low by purposely getting food in the evening when reductions are in - let's face it, if it says BBE 23-Dec, it doesn't go off at the stroke of midnight, you normally have at least 2-3 days left in it if stored well. It's almost 'fun' letting what you're eating over the next couple of days be determined by what you can find, saves stuff from being thrown away and mixes things up a little!
5 Likes #12
ultra2extreme
Is it full of sprouts? I bet it's all sprouts.


do you have a sprout fetish?
#13
ultra2extreme
Is it full of sprouts? I bet it's all sprouts.


do you have a sprout fetish?
3 Likes #14
Millions of tonnes of surplus food from the main food retailers is already being given to projects like: the Trussell Trust (for personal and family foodbanks) and Fareshare UK franchises (for Social groups schools, social community enterprises even elderly care charity supplies), it’s just not been advertised well at all.

Almost all except for the supermarket beginning with “M” have been giving there surplus food for at least the last 3 years. Although its great to see new enterprises its odd that people don’t know just how much the big chains are already doing to reduce surplus goods problems.
2 Likes #15
Just looked on the map to see where this shop is, it's not in the best area, I as a woman wouldn't go there on my own and I think a lot of Sheffield residents will feel the same.
3 Likes #16
plewis00
Wish we had one of these near us but I bet it's a bit like certain shops that snooty people turn their noses up at (e.g. Cash Converters, Poundland, etc.). We are moderately well-off but I keep my food budget low by purposely getting food in the evening when reductions are in - let's face it, if it says BBE 23-Dec, it doesn't go off at the stroke of midnight, you normally have at least 2-3 days left in it if stored well. It's almost 'fun' letting what you're eating over the next couple of days be determined by what you can find, saves stuff from being thrown away and mixes things up a little!

Totally agree, although lately the reduced aisle near me seems to get waylaid now by a mob...check leytonstone tesco around 7:30 ...there are amongst them genuine people single mums etc, but the rest grab it without thinking ...gets really scary...and thats just the ladies...
1 Like #17
brilliant, I've been to the cafe and also donated so this is fab thanks
4 Likes #18
djames108
ultra2extreme
Is it full of sprouts? I bet it's all sprouts.


do you have a sprout fetish?


are you in a cave?
#19
Same as the company shop apart from this is pay what you want and no membership needed
3 Likes #20
sally71
Just looked on the map to see where this shop is, it's not in the best area, I as a woman wouldn't go there on my own and I think a lot of Sheffield residents will feel the same.
I live in Sheffield, work regularly in that area, park on that road and and its fine there. Never had any trouble. It is 100 metres from the Tesco Extra entrance that thousands of people must use.
7 Likes #21
Brilliant idea. A big part of the problem is best before dates and some people not using common sense and their senses of smell and sight to make sure something is good to eat.
#22
mrdonkersley
sally71
Just looked on the map to see where this shop is, it's not in the best area, I as a woman wouldn't go there on my own and I think a lot of Sheffield residents will feel the same.
I live in Sheffield, work regularly in that area, park on that road and and its fine there. Never had any trouble. It is 100 metres from the Tesco Extra entrance that thousands of people must use.
Spital Hill, not the best area, someone was murdered there only last week, I work quite close to there, I don't even use that Tesco other than for fuel.
2 Likes #23
kate g
Fantastic project also available in Leeds - it's mind boggling to see what perfect food the supermarkets would have landfilled if it wasn't for this project. Let's hope that public pressure/opinion about supermarket practices will force them to rethink how they treat dumping such a precious resource as food, in the future.


My cousin did work experience at a local supermarket and they had him throwing misshaped vegetables in the bin. It doesn't make any sense at all.
5 Likes #24
Si1
Almost all except for the supermarket beginning with “M” have been giving there surplus food for at least the last 3 years.

Yes, Morrisons. I've often seen their instore bakery throw loaves of bread into the shredder (plastic and all) - rather than reduce it or give it to charity. Was quite disgusted the first time I saw them doing it.
6 Likes #25
dck
Si1
Almost all except for the supermarket beginning with “M” have been giving there surplus food for at least the last 3 years.
Yes, Morrisons. I've often seen their instore bakery throw loaves of bread into the shredder (plastic and all) - rather than reduce it or give it to charity. Was quite disgusted the first time I saw them doing it.

What!? That annoys me. I mean they could at least take the plastic off and put it in the food recycler for compost.
1 Like #26
I go to the one in Leeds. This is a fantastic way of helping the community and run by volunteers. You do have to drop lucky with what's there and I have often come away with nothing. A good time to go is during school holidays, as they work with schools and they don't need help during holidays. Have also seen the greedy people filling baskets and trollies and walking out without donating a penny which really annoys me
#27
My car was broken into on that road.
7 Likes #28
Find it interesting how many people write comments without thinking about the implications of what they are suggesting are.

Some people seem to think

1. That people who are buying things from the reduced counter but could afford to pay full price should leave the reduced things for other people less fortunate than themselves.
2. That supermarkets primary reason for reducing products is to be nice to customers.
3. That supermarkets give to charity because they are inherently good and nice.

Personally, I consider myself to be slightly more of a realist, who thinks supermarkets are slightly more driven by economics and politics than generosity.
1 Like #29
plewis00
Wish we had one of these near us but I bet it's a bit like certain shops that snooty people turn their noses up at (e.g. Cash Converters, Poundland, etc.). We are moderately well-off but I keep my food budget low by purposely getting food in the evening when reductions are in - let's face it, if it says BBE 23-Dec, it doesn't go off at the stroke of midnight, you normally have at least 2-3 days left in it if stored well. It's almost 'fun' letting what you're eating over the next couple of days be determined by what you can find, saves stuff from being thrown away and mixes things up a little!


I used to live close to an M&S foodhall and nipped in most nights about an hour before they closed. The stuff they were going to be chucking out was criminal, used to buy the huge packs of gravad lax for £1.50 and cakes for 5p

Edited By: lucas on Dec 23, 2016 00:28: Spelling
#30
mrdonkersley
sally71
Just looked on the map to see where this shop is, it's not in the best area, I as a woman wouldn't go there on my own and I think a lot of Sheffield residents will feel the same.
I live in Sheffield, work regularly in that area, park on that road and and its fine there. Never had any trouble. It is 100 metres from the Tesco Extra entrance that thousands of people must use.


But there are always lots of foreign folk there. So it's clearly unsafe. :{
#31
theposter
plewis00
Wish we had one of these near us but I bet it's a bit like certain shops that snooty people turn their noses up at (e.g. Cash Converters, Poundland, etc.). We are moderately well-off but I keep my food budget low by purposely getting food in the evening when reductions are in - let's face it, if it says BBE 23-Dec, it doesn't go off at the stroke of midnight, you normally have at least 2-3 days left in it if stored well. It's almost 'fun' letting what you're eating over the next couple of days be determined by what you can find, saves stuff from being thrown away and mixes things up a little!
Totally agree, although lately the reduced aisle near me seems to get waylaid now by a mob...check leytonstone tesco around 7:30 ...there are amongst them genuine people single mums etc, but the rest grab it without thinking ...gets really scary...and thats just the ladies...

This made me laugh, have you ever seen the big Tesco Extra when reduced food is going out? Always a queue, always a commotion, people fight for the deals
2 Likes #32
gimmeadealplease
Find it interesting how many people write comments without thinking about the implications of what they are suggesting are.
Some people seem to think
1. That people who are buying things from the reduced counter but could afford to pay full price should leave the reduced things for other people less fortunate than themselves.
2. That supermarkets primary reason for reducing products is to be nice to customers.
3. That supermarkets give to charity because they are inherently good and nice.
Personally, I consider myself to be slightly more of a realist, who thinks supermarkets are slightly more driven by economics and politics than generosity.

So basically "supermarkets aren't charities".
Thank you for this revelation.
1 Like #33
plewis00
Wish we had one of these near us but I bet it's a bit like certain shops that snooty people turn their noses up at (e.g. Cash Converters, Poundland, etc.). We are moderately well-off but I keep my food budget low by purposely getting food in the evening when reductions are in - let's face it, if it says BBE 23-Dec, it doesn't go off at the stroke of midnight, you normally have at least 2-3 days left in it if stored well. It's almost 'fun' letting what you're eating over the next couple of days be determined by what you can find, saves stuff from being thrown away and mixes things up a little!

You're "well off" you so you play that fun game of snapping up discounted products that others need just so they can eat properly without falling into debt. How about put your money back into circulation? That's how you keep an economy vibrant. Let people who AREN'T "well off" buy those things as there's surely someone behind you going hungry.

We live in an age where an unelected upper chamber shows more moral decency than the democratically elected government - the latest depravity is to try to strip legal obligations for dealing with poverty that they themselves (and their voters through complicity) have caused.

People in this country weren't always so self-centred. I feel ashamed to be British in 2016.

PS do remember that pawn brokers like Cash Convertors exploit people in desperate circumstances.
#34
migavupe
Spital hill. Best get my bullet proof vest out.


Indeed. oO
1 Like #35
sm79837
My car was broken into on that road.

Think yourself lucky - at least you weren't in it at the time :p

Edited By: bellboys on Dec 23, 2016 04:09
#36
j05h10
Same as the company shop apart from this is pay what you want and no membership needed

I would imagine this is operated on a much smaller scale than Company Shop!
#37
have one in Wigan called fur clempt, and do dinners in the cafe. just surplus stock close to sell by or odd shaped great place and not just for people on benefits it's for anyone and pay as you feel
#38
bellboys
j05h10
Same as the company shop apart from this is pay what you want and no membership needed
I would imagine this is operated on a much smaller scale than Company Shop!

Plus Company Shop have some sort of "work for welfare" related scheme, poor folk can work there for free (or be forced to by the social) in order to gain access to the discounts. They can dress it up how they want with buzz words like "community" and "opportunity", but anyone with half a brain can figure out how abhorrent it is.
#39
dck
Si1
Almost all except for the supermarket beginning with “M” have been giving there surplus food for at least the last 3 years.

Yes, Morrisons. I've often seen their instore bakery throw loaves of bread into the shredder (plastic and all) - rather than reduce it or give it to charity. Was quite disgusted the first time I saw them doing it.


really? I am always picking up reduced pies, bread, chicken from our local morrisons.
2 Likes #40
I always check the reduced section in Tescos but it's getting really naff.

There seems to be more stuff but the reductions are laughable and on the last two occasions the items I looked at were actually more than the original price!!
Secondly most of the clearance stuff seems to be the overpriced stuff anyway, like the finest range "was 4.99, now 4.79" or you could but the normal version for £1 X)

What happened to the good old days of things being reduced to 10p just to clear them! :p

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