Corporate Surplus Responsibility. The Community Shop is a hand-up, not a handout!
With a heritage spanning five decades, the Company Shop Group is a network of venues all over the UK at the forefront of the sustainability agenda; changing mindsets and educating across the industry. Where others see waste, we see opportunity.
Company Shops enable the biggest retailers, manufacturers, foodservice and logistics providers to unlock value from surplus stock, which may have otherwise gone to waste.
Our Company Shop members enjoy a unique way of shopping, offering them surplus products from well-known brands at amazing prices, helping stretched budgets go further.
Our Community Shop provides members with vital access to deeply discounted food, as well as life-changing learning and development programmes; building stronger individuals and more confident communities. It uses surplus food to do much more than feeding those on the cusp of food poverty. It builds confidence, provides its members with vital access to deeply discounted food, as well as life-changing learning and development programmes, we’re a ‘good business doing good’; creating positive commercial, social and environmental impact.
Who can become a Member?
Membership is free and open to employees and pension recipients of the NHS, Care and Emergency Services, Prison Service, British Armed Forces, and the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods supply chain. Since the pandemic, the service is also open to those who live locally and are in receipt of a means-tested benefit (e.g. JSA, ESA, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit, and Council Tax Support)
We do require sight of a digital or printed wage slip, or benefits proof when collecting your membership card. For NHS and Emergency Services, we can accept ID Cards as proof.
Mon – Fri -8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Address: Campana House, 4, Hawkeswood Road, Southampton, SO18 1AB
It should be noted that the daily incoming delivery is unspecified surplus food so you cannot expect to find everything on your shopping list.