Foodprint

Nottingham’s first social supermarket and a surplus food redistribution network

What is Foodprint?

Food waste shouldn’t coexist with people struggling to afford nutritious food. We tackle this imbalance directly, redirecting food that is perfectly fit for consumption but would otherwise go to waste. We are a social enterprise started by students at the University of Nottingham, acting as an intermediary between supermarkets, wholesalers, charities and the people of Nottingham to redistribute food. We also sell surplus at a greatly reduced price through our low-cost social supermarket in Sneinton.

Come Visit Us!

Come and check out our shop in Sneinton for affordable prices on a wide variety of foods 

Weekly Opening Hours

Updated here and on social media every Thursday
Friday 15 March: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 16 March: 9am - 5pm
Sunday 17 March: 11am - 4pm
Monday 18 March: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 19 March: 9am - 5pm

Our Location

101 Sneinton Rd, Nottingham, NG2 4QL

our Goals

Reduce Food Waste

The UK throws away enough food to fill the Royal Albert Hall every single day, 60% of which is still fit for human consumption. This equates to 6 million tonnes of edible food per year.

Encourage Healthy Eating

Fruit and vegetables are often the most expensive food products, leaving those most in need with limited access and, in turn, relatively unbalanced diets.

Combat Food Poverty

A third of children in Nottingham live below the food poverty line. With increasing dependence on food banks, breakfast clubs, and social eating hubs, this problem is clearly a growing one.

We are looking for volunteer
store managers!

Do you have free time on your hands or just looking to help a good cause? Why not sign up to volunteer in our store – we need all the help we can get!

We are looking to collect food...

Are you a business with surplus food and nowhere to take it? Donate this food to Foodprint and help reduce food waste and food poverty in Nottingham.

our Solutions

Intercept

We collect from numerous partners all over the city, intercepting perfectly edible food before it is tossed into landfill. We even collect surplus food from the partners we deliver to when they can’t use it themselves. 

Redistribute

We weigh and sort the collections at our shop and redistribute it for free to those who need it most. The surplus that can’t be redistributed to food banks, community eating projects, or schools stays with us.

Sell

We sell the remaining surplus food in Nottingham’s first social supermarket as cheaply as is sustainably possible, subsidising fruit and vegetables in particular to make healthy eating as affordable as possible.

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  • Alongside our various foodstuffs, we also stock a growing collection of second-hand books 📚 (and sport a sofa to dip into them!). We're always grateful for donations of unwanted books or DVDs, helping us generate funds to support the shop and our redistribution network. If you have any spare then please do drop them in whenever we're open. Thanks! 😊 ♻️
  • Crates upon crates of fruit, veg, bread and baked goods came in yesterday afternoon: we couldn't fit them all in one photo! Pop down this weekend to have your pick: we're open today (Saturday), Monday and Tuesday from 9-5, and Sunday 11-4. 😃♻️ #fareshareeastmidlands #enactusnottingham #nottingham @fareshareeastmidlands @coopukfood
  • A quick note that we're shooting some time lapses inside the store this morning for a promotional video. The shots are very wide so individual faces won't be prominent, but if this would be a problem then please try to visit after noon (and if it wouldn't, please try to visit before 11!). Thanks for your understanding :)
  • Our opening hours this week. 🕒 Opening 5 days for the first time 🎉, thanks to lots joining our amazing team of volunteer Store Managers (we're always after more)! 🙂♻️ #foodprintnotts #enactusnottingham #nottingham
  • Massive congratulations to our previous director, Lee Taylor, for being elected the Environmental and Social Justice Officer of @uonsu! Particularly looking forward to his manifesto pledge to increase surplus food donation stations on campus. 🙂♻️
  • Huge thanks to @fareshareeastmidlands and @coopukfood for another massive delivery of fruit, veg & bakery items. 🍓🍍🍈🌽🍅🥕🥐 We weren't open yesterday, so whoever gets here today has first pick! Worth noting that we currently have a selection of gluten-free foods: including pasta, bread and muffins. 
Everyone's welcome, so do pop in: we're open 9-5 today (Saturday) & Monday, and 11-4 Sunday & Tuesday! 😁♻️ #foodprintnotts #enactusnottingham #nottingham #fareshareeastmidlands
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