Half price food for 20,000 people in one part of Merseyside as cost of living soars

Published date22 January 2022
Publication titleLiverpool Echo: Web Edition Articles (England)
Food and fuel prices have soared in recent months, squeezing families already struggling to fill bellies and keep the heating on

Now an extra 20,000 people are eligible to shop at the country's leading redistributor of surplus food and household products as Company Shop expands its membership.

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Employees, volunteers and pension recipients from registered charities across St Helens and the surrounding areas will be able to shop in the Lancots Lane store, one of the 15 Company Shop branches around the country.

Key workers, people on means-tested benefits, and employees of the fast-moving consumer goods supply chain were already eligible.

Robert Williams, St Helens store manager, said: "Charities across the UK provide an invaluable level of support to good causes and those in need and we're delighted to be able to thank them for their efforts by providing free membership to our Company Shop stores.

"Not only do our members have access to deeply discounted high-quality food and household products, which helps to stretch their budgets further, but shopping with us also delivers an environmental benefit as well, with our members helping to prevent millions of perfectly good products from needlessly going to waste."

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