Corby’s Company Shop extends free membership to people on welfare

Corby’s Company Shop has extended its membership to people receiving means-tested benefits.

The store, part of Company Shop Group, prevents some of the UK’s favorite household and supermarket brands from going to waste by redistributing excess stock to its members at reduced prices.

This means members can buy food from Waitrose, Tesco, Nestlé and others at deeply discounted prices.

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Corby store extends membership

All food is up to date and perfectly safe to eat, but could otherwise have gone to waste due to issues such as wonky labeling, misspellings on packaging, or overordering.

Membership is generally only open to people working in food and drink manufacturing, emergency services or the NHS and social services.

However, due to the pandemic and rising unemployment, Company Shop Corby has actively extended its free membership to those on means-tested benefits, to provide further support to the local community.

The group already provides food access and support to thousands of means-tested households through its network of social supermarkets, and this initiative is an extension of that provision.

It is hoped that the deep discounts available will help family budgets stretch further during difficult times.

Membership lasts a lifetime and is free.

Company Shop Group has also temporarily extended membership to many UK key workers, including teachers and council staff.

Sally Wake, Commercial Director of Company Shop Group, said: “By extending free membership to people on welfare, we will be able to help even more families stretch their budgets further during these difficult times.

“We would like to thank our food manufacturing and retail partners for their support in achieving this goal.”

To help reinforce the positive social impact generated as a result of expanding Company Shop membership, the group is calling on local food businesses in the area with excess inventory to come forward, so they can work together. to provide a lasting solution that will generate positive effects. social, economic and environmental benefits.

Membership of Company Shop Corby is free and eligible people can join via https://www.companyshopgroup.co.uk/apply-for-membership/company-shop.

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