Email address: [email redacted]
Contact number: 07939487981
Address: Free Shop Crawley, CJs Family Cafe, Three Bridges Road, Crawley
In this current economic climate people who have never needed to call on food banks are now needing help to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. They are being faced with the horrible reality of either feeding their family or heating their house and buying fresh groceries has become a luxury, this is something we at ‘Free Shop’ want to address.
Our vision is to have a ‘free shop’ where ANYONE who is in need, no matter their background or circumstances, can shop for FREE. They will be able to choose from as range of fresh groceries and daily essentials completely free of charge. These will be procured through local donations from Crawley businesses and individuals. "From Crawley to Crawley". We want to put the pride back into the simple act of feeding the family and allow those in need, the gift of choice.
We are a group of mums who saw a need and are doing something about it.
We aim to provide:
• Fresh groceries
Butter, dairy free butter, Bread, glutten free bread, Fresh milk, Eggs, Apples, Satsumas, Pears, Potatoes, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, broccoli, cauliflower.
• Non perishables
Baby formula ( variety of brands) UHT milk, free from items, gluten free pasta, dried pasta, canned sweetcorn, peas, beans, tomatoes
• Non-food items
Nappies, baby wipes, teething gel, calpol, napisan, nappy rash cream, washing tablets, washing up liquid, toilet roll, kitchen roll, shower gel, bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner ( where necessary children and adult versions)
• Baby bank outpost
Baby clothes 0-8years, small selection of other essential baby items. Provided though a collaboration with Little Gifts (an already established baby bank)
WE NEED YOU!
We are already in contact with local supermarkets to provide a selection of stock through the FareShare Scheme but in order to provide a large enough quantity of fresh food to the growing number of people in need, some items will need to be purchased in bulk using the funds raised here.
Our buy in for the Fare Share Scheme costs us money. We need £450 by December to continue to be part of the scheme (to cover December-March) to recieve fresh items at this heavily discounted rate each week (first month is free). This is not out of date produce, it is for fresh items direct from the supermarkets at a reduced bulk buy price especially for charities such as ours. We will need approximately £150 per month for this plus any items we need from the cash and carry. We expect our current food costs to be approximately £250 per month. This is before we purchase alcohol gel and cleaning products etc. So please support us if you can!
If you are in a position to support us financially, even the smallest donation would help us to provide fresh food for someone in need.
So from Free Shop Crawley,
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for your kind donations.
Free Shop Crawley Team
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