Community store to open

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Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis has secured the support of some of the area’s biggest food manufacturers, businesses and politicians to help make Community Stop Athersley a reality, when it opens later this month.

The food on the shelves will be high quality surplus product from the manufacturing supply chain, which is perfectly good to eat and within date, but for a range of reasons couldn’t make it to the mainstream supermarket shelves. It could be that the weight of the product is a couple of grams different to what it says on the label, or it might be that the label features seasonal promotions or competitions that are no longer valid. Either way, inside the packet is wholesome food, which Community Shop can sell at great prices to its members, preventing food waste and helping to stretch family budgets in tough times.

Mr Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, said: “I was delighted to see so many businesses backing this inspirational project. We have already seen the transformational impact that the Community Shop has had in Goldthorpe and we can’t wait to open the doors in Athersley, helping local people stretch their family budgets and improve their lives.”