Lucy Parish is the CEO of The Feed, the social enterprise which aims to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness. As its new Social Supermarket opens in Norwich, she explains how they hope to help people who are struggling to afford food
A new Social Supermarket has opened in Norwich, aimed at providing groceries to members at prices significantly lower than other retailers. Lucy Parish, CEO of The Feed explains: ‘We’re delighted to open our social supermarket at a time when so many people in our city are dealing with big price rises for food and other essentials. Those who are finding it difficult to afford food for themselves and their family can use our new supermarket.’
There will be a range of groceries available including fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, rice, pasta, tinned goods, and frozen meals. Sanitary items and cleaning products will be in stock too. And there will be some items available free for people with no money or food.
In the autumn, The Feed will make other support available at their new Hall Road base. This will include cooking classes, advice on recipes and how to budget for food.
The store is the latest development from The Feed which is a social enterprise with a mission to end poverty, homelessness, and hunger in Norwich. At their cafes and catering business they provide work experience and other support to people who’ve faced homelessness, addiction and other challenges.
The Feed’s Social Supermarket can be found at 65 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 3HL. Opening hours for the shop are 10am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 12 noon to 6pm on Thursday. People will need to sign up for free membership to use the supermarket. This can be done in the store or online here. Find The Feed’s Social Supermarket on Facebook and Instagram.
Featured image: Lucy Parish, CEO of The Feed. Pictured credit: Chris Elliott