ShopWise is run and operated through the Foodwise Charity in working partnership with FareShare Sussex and Surrey ( www.faresharesussexand surrey.org.uk ) a supplier of surplus food (food which is good in quality, but has not made it onto a supermarket shelf for a variety of reasons. This is very different to FareShare "Go" which allows charities to collect food, which is about to pass its "use by" date). This food would, most likely, if not distributed by Charities such as Foodwise, go to Landfill and be wasted.
ShopWise is a food club accessable by all which seeks to help families make their money go further. The food is free, but only avaible through a weekly membership fee of £3 a visit. For this, our members enjoy the choice off 10 items from our stock of food along with a selection of vegetables or fruits which are available on the day. Often this food can be worth in excess of £20 and many are on offer i.e. two or three for one, depending on the quantity of items received that day from FareShare.
We also suppliment the FareShare food with purchases of local food and provisions (from our own funds) to enhance the food offering.
The shop is only open once a week at 12.30pm every Wednesday and has been open since March 2022. The Shop is located at Sheerwater Nursery in Sheerwater, Woking and serves the local community. Please do pop in and say hello.
Please do not donate food to the store, as all food provided is sourced and recorded from bonefide suppliers in line with Environmental Health requirements. Please locate a community fridge and support their activity.