During 2016 we have developed and set up the HCS. The aim of the HCS is to provide nutritious and affordable food for people/families who are suffering from food poverty. This is done via a means-tested membership scheme.
Residents are asked to provide the EMS staff with a list of income and expenditure so we can carry out a simple calculation to see if they qualify (expenditure exceeding income). Residents who qualify become HCS Members.
Members receive access to affordable, healthy food at a reduced rate. Payment is made via a pay what they feel the food is worth (plus £1 per four cans), or volunteering with an EMS project including helping at the HCS.
Food is obtained as surplus (which would otherwise go to waste) from local supermarkets including Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer’s, One-Stop Marfleet and Tesco. We also receive donations from churches and other community groups throughout east Hull.
HCS Members and non-members can access the shop Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm all money received goes to buying tins, packaged food and toiletries for the HCS Members.