Next Step Shop

A subsidised members’ shop for anyone facing food poverty

nextstep@footprintsinthecommunity.co.uk

Our Next Step Shop is a subsidised members’ shop, based at our offices at 10 Queen Street in Redcar.  It is usually the ‘next step’ for clients of Redcar Area Foodbank who are still struggling to afford to feed themselves and their families, after accessing our Foodbank Centres.  Foodbank centres can usually help clients a maximum of four times in a six month period, to help people manage through a crisis.  However we know that this isn’t sometimes enough, so our Next Step Shop is there to help.

If people can afford to pay a small contribution of £2.50 towards their shopping, they can become a member and visit the shop on a weekly basis.  For £2.50 they can usually choose 10 items from the shop shelves, with a retail value of £10-£15.

All of the food items in the shop are subject to availability.  We sometimes have fresh food available, such as fruit/veg and bread products. However it will usually be tins and packets.

Opening Times

The shop is currently open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30am-1pm.  To ensure social distancing, we may ask shop members to only visit on certain days.

For more information please pop into the shop – our Manager Michael and Assistant Manager Jill will be happy to answer your questions.

How to Apply:

Anyone who wants to use the shop must fill in an Application Form. This must be counter-signed by a referral agency eg Social Worker, CAB, Welfare Rights to confirm that the applicant is in need.