All being well we will have fridge products such as tofu, miso and spreads back in stock from next Thursday 4th November.
This is due to a customer offering to take on the job of ordering from Suma Wholefoods, after a gap of some weeks where we had no volunteer for this task.
Fareshares is entirely dependent on people volunteering their time, and we are still short of volunteers, so please do give us a hand if you can! Drop your details into the box in the shop next time you’re in.
It’s been great to welcome people back into Fareshares since we reopened fully for self-service back in August.
Our footfall and takings have slowly been recovering, but we’ve noticed that they still aren’t back to the sort of levels we had before the pandemic.
There will be lots of reasons why that might be. Quite a bit of it might be that some people weren’t much into being served at the door, which we did for several months, and haven’t realised that we’re open again.
And others might simply have migrated elsewhere for their food buying. There are quite a few more so-called “zero waste” (nobody is!) outlets these days, for instance.
But we’ll be surprised if people can find anywhere that offers whole organic food cheaper than Fareshares (due to our low overheads and fully volunteer staffing).
And we’d like as many people as possible to benefit from this great resource.
So please, tell your friends about Fareshares, and maybe bring them along yourself to show them how it works. (And where we are — we know, it can be a bit hard to find us!)