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Here one of the FOOD Club team talks about their time working at a range of Midlands FOOD Clubs:

“Personally I am not that adventurous with new foods, but working here has helped me to become braver in my food choices. I love working here. I had one lady who said that, with the money she saved on her shopping bill, she could afford to take the children out for some day trips in the summer holidays. FOOD Club not only helps people out with their food shop, it helps the whole family in many other ways – alongside reducing food wastage. 

We do get some unusual foods here. We have even created a page on Facebook to celebrate unusual foods and we have posted on there some of the foods we have at FOOD Club, including rainbow chard, pak choi, and purple broccoli. We love giving inspiration to people in terms of what to do with the foods in their food box.

It is so rewarding working here. I love helping other people. I quite often hear comments such as, ‘you put a smile on my face’ – or we hear about the children who are waiting at the front door to see what is in the food box. Children say it’s like Christmas Day when the food box comes in the house!

At Christmas time, my tip to people here would be to wait until after the FOOD Club visit to do the Christmas food shop, as there are bound to be lots of vegetables included in the pack – we don’t want you overspending unnecessarily.

I want to change the way people see FOOD Club – importantly, anyone can join so long as you live close to the club! People can be quite nervous when they first come here, but they soon get into it. We know everyone’s name here now and always give everyone a warm welcome.”