Nottingham’s First Social Supermarket and 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, selling surplus food at greatly reduced prices through our low-cost social supermarket in Sneinton, Nottingham. We also act as an intermediary between supermarkets, wholesalers, charities and the people of Nottingham to redistribute food.
We intercept and redistribute surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill and is no longer fit for sale by supermarkets.We receive donated surplus food through our partnerships with FareShare and Neighbourly, amongst other local food outlets that we work with.
We do have to cover the costs of receiving and transporting the surplus food we receive, as well as the costs of running our small business although it is run by volunteers. Prices may differ between weeks to subsidise some of these costs.
Come Visit Us!
Come and check out our shop in Sneinton for affordable prices on a wide variety of foods
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
It is thought that 3.7 million children in the UK can’t afford a healthy, balanced diet, with more nutritious foods such as fruit and veg often being more expensive.
Combat Household Food Insecurity
In the UK, over 1/10 adults and almost 1/4 parents with children aged under 18 have skipped meals because of a lack of money.
We are looking for volunteers...
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 redistribution van – 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 household food insecurity in Nottingham.
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.
We weigh and sort the collections at our shop and redistribute it for free to those who need it most, including to food banks, social eating projects and temporary accommodation for refugees. Any food that is not fit for human consumption is composted or sent to animal rescues to further reduce waste.
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.