Hunts Volunteer Centre shop is offering an additional service – ‘Surplus Share’.
They offer donated fresh foods – peoples’ surplus veg, plus bakery goods from Tesco and Greggs (possibly other stores) – to people who need them, for a small donation. They do not have criteria – We just say ‘Take what you need and donate what you can.’, but when it’s gone, it’s gone, so they do recommend getting there early. The shop is open Monday – Saturday from 10am, and closes at 2.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays and 4pm on other days.
It’s suggested potential clients could ring up the shop in advance on 01480 700290 and ask what there is. The main people who use the service are homeless people, people who receive food parcels from the Foodbank, and customers of the shop. The shop is at 1 Princes Street, Huntingdon.