What's a Pay As You Feel Sharehouse?
As our network got better at intercepting food destined for waste, we needed to find news ways to distribute it. Sharehouses don't usually prepare or cook food, but make it available for people to collect and consume elsewhere.
People pay as they feel with their money or time to help cover the costs of intercepting and redistributing the excess food, and running the Sharehouse itself.
The food changes all the time so get ready to be creative! Check with your local projects to see when you can pop in to pick some up or to lend a hand.
Case Study: TRJFP Sheffield
The Sharehouse Market is an essential part of The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield's mission to reduce food waste by feeding bellies not bins. Open six days a week the market serves up to 100 people a day with groceries ranging from bread to veg to chilled items. Everyone loves being able to take food home and feeling that they are contributing to improving the environment.
- Jo Hercberg, TRJFP Sheffield
TRJFP Sheffield's Sharehouse Market first opened on Christmas Eve 2016, for 12 days, and re-opened in the New Year of 2017. The Sharehouse Market has increased it's operation over the last 12 months and is now open six days a week from 12-2pm serving customers from all over Sheffield. There is a 2 bag limit per person with items such as bread and excess vegetables unlimited.