In its first 100 days from 20th April 2020 to 28th July 2020, the Godalming & Villages Community Store provided 12,180 days’ worth of food and hygiene products to those in the community facing food insecurity. The purpose of the Community Store is to support those in our community who have had a significant change of circumstances due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and the number of people needing to use the store is growing daily.
In addition to items already donated to the store on a regular basis via the Trolley Tuesday locations and the Community Hub drop off points, donations of fresh produce are needed. If you are a Godalming Gardener who may have grown a surplus of produce i.e. too many tomatoes, lots of lettuces, gallons of green beans, pots of peas and potatoes and an abundance of apples, Community Store volunteers would love these surpluses to be donated to help cut down on waste and provide additional fresh produce options for those in need of support.
The store works with local restaurant, Acorn, in Godalming for excess produce to be turned into delicious meals, which are then available at the Community Store. The Godalming Allotment Association and the Garden House Project have also generously donated fresh produce.
How and where to donate items can be found on the Godalming Town Council Website www.godalming-tc.gov.uk/community-store/