Middleton discount supermarket offers free membership to people on social assistance


A discount supermarket in Middleton, Greater Manchester, has extended its membership to people on social assistance.

Company Shop Middleton at, 53, Stakehill Industrial Estate, Touchet Hall Road, which is part of the UK’s main redistributor of surplus food and household items, has extended its membership to people on means-tested benefits.

Membership in Company Shop Middleton is free.

The Redistribute Supermarket is preventing some of the UK’s favorite household brands and supermarket products from going to waste by redistributing excess inventory to its members at discounted prices. This means that members can buy food from Waitrose, Tesco, Nestlé and others at greatly reduced prices.

All of the food is up to date and perfectly safe to eat, but could have been wasted otherwise due to issues like wobbly labeling, a misspell on the packaging, or an overorder.

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 Middleton has actively extended its free membership to people on means-tested benefits, in order to provide additional support to the local community.

As part of its network of social supermarkets, the Group already offers food access and support to thousands of households under conditions of means, and this initiative is an extension of this provision.

It is hoped that the large discounts available will help family budgets stretch further during tough times. Membership lasts for life and is completely free.

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

Register at: www.companyshopgroup.co.uk/apply-for-membership/company-shop

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