The Bread and Butter Thing

The Bread and Butter Thing is at St John’s Centre every Monday afternoon, providing weekly groceries at a low price.

Their supplies are perfectly good food that just isn’t needed by supermarkets, factories or farms.

This means that you don’t get a choice about what you are given – you get three bags of shopping (one fresh fruit and veg, one fridge goods, one store-cupboard goods) for £7.50. You can also get a larger or smaller order to suit your household.

If you only want food sometimes instead of every week, that’s not a problem.

The scheme is open to anyone, from any area – but if you’re a long way from us, you can look at the TBBT website to check if there’s a hub nearer to you.


How to sign up to The Bread and Butter Thing

Step 1 – Send a text to 07860 063 304 with your full name, your postcode and the hub name (St John’s). If you want a vegetarian order, add “vegetarian” to the end of your text.

Step 2 – TBBT will send you a text every Saturday to see if you want an order on the following Monday. If you don’t want any food this week, just reply “NO” or ignore the text. If you do want food, reply “YES” to the text by 10:00 AM Sunday, and say which size of order you would like:

  • Single (one bag, £4)
  • Family (three bags, £7.50)
  • Extra Large (six bags, £15)

Step 3 – Collect and pay for your order from the van outside St John’s Centre on Monday between 2-2.30pm. You can pay by cash or card. You can also ask someone else to collect and pay for your order.

For more information about TBBT, visit their website.