During the first lockdown in March 23rd 2020, Danny Barnes our CEO, decided to quit his job and dedicate his time to helping those in need. Shop and Donate was hence created to fulfil this dream. Shop and Donate is a social supermarket where the customer’s contribution goes towards supporting food banks, key workers and helping vulnerable residents affected by COVID-19. This marked the unofficial start of Shop And Donate in April 2020.
The main focus of Shop And Donate has been helping the wider community and areas of the UK through Covid-19. Danny Barnes was forward-thinking about the impacts of this pandemic and strived to build an innovative, economically and environmentally sustainable community-based service to help those in need, regardless of background. This is done, via food packages, telephone befriending and hot meal deliveries. So far we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback on our services which has urged us to continue our work and aspire to be the No. 1 Community Shop.