Tackling Food Poverty: Rainbow Surprise Open Community Shop

Shabnam & Shakkar, the hardworking and energetic couple from Rainbow Surprise, based in Crumpsall, have embarked on another project to support the local community.

They already run a very busy foodbank and in November of last year they launched a Community Shop based in the basement community hall at St Matthew with St Mary’s Church on Cleveland Road in Crumpsall.

The Community shop is open Monday to Friday 11.00am – 3.00pm. Due to COVID-19, you must book a shopping slot by calling: 07515 11028.

People are able to access great value fresh fruit and vegetables, tinned, packaged and frozen food for a fraction of the normal price. You can even fill a carrier bag of fruit and vegetables for £3

Shabnam and Shakkar said ‘Due to the pandemic we started this community shop as we could see that this was needed in the local area with so many families struggling financially and this was a great way of providing more food for less money, which can really make a difference.’

Visit the Rainbow Surprise website here: www.rainbowsurprise.com