Redistributing Surplus Food Locally, Sustainably and Affordably

What is Foodprint?

We are a social enterprise started by students at the University of Nottingham, tackling food waste and food poverty by being an intermediary between supermarkets, wholesalers, farmers and the people of Nottingham. We sell surplus food from partners, at a reduced price, which they are unable to sell themselves due to restrictions, yet is still perfectly fit for consumption. This is done through our low cost 'social supermarket' store located in Sneinton.

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 / drivers..

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 or drive our Foodprint van collecting food from our partners. We need all the help we can get!

We are looking to collect food..

Are you a supermarket, store, cafe etc that has surplus food with no where to take it? Why not donate this food to our social supermarket and help reduce food waste and food poverty throughout Nottingham.

our Solutions


We are in the process of setting up a small urban farm in Bulwell where we will grow a range of crops to meet the present needs of the city- fruits, vegetables and pulses.


We collect surplus food from supermarkets, community groups and businesses all across the city, connecting those with surplus to those in need.


We sell grown & surplus food out of Nottingham’s first social supermarket, as cheaply as is sustainably possible. Healthy food is particularly subsidised.

Come Visit Us

Come check out our ‘social supermarket’ store for affordable prices on a wide variety of foods!

Store hours

Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Monday: 9am - 5 pm

We are here

101 Sneinton Rd, Nottingham NG2 4QL
Phone:+44 7557644532

  • What an amazing day! Ford Fund came to visit us all the way from Detroit to find out what we are doing and help us set up some very exciting plans for the future 🎉🎉 A huge thank you to #fordfund and @enactusnotts!
  • Today is Social Saturday!! We are really excited to be featured as part of Social Enterprise UK's scheme to raise awareness for social enterprise. 
Head over to to see all the exciting projects and events that are taking place across the country!
  • Come check out our freshers fair stall at David Ross Sports Village! We’re at stall C27 🍎
  • This week we’ve got a wide selection of bloomers - three cheese, sourdough, tiger, wholemeal & crusty white. Don’t miss out at only 15p!! 🍞#foodprintnotts
  • Always great to give back and help out our community partners. Another successful week for donations, totalling in at 377.2 kg!! ♻️ #foodprintnotts
  • Come checkout our selection of still-fresh pastries 🥐 at only 15p you can’t go wrong!! #foodprintnotts
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