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Britain's first shop stocking only food other supermarkets have thrown out is set to open in a former Yorkshire mining village to help families on the breadline.
Prices at the new so-called "social supermarket" at Goldthorpe in the Dearne Valley are up to 70 per cent off - they're aimed at people on benefits and the shop isn't open to the general public.
Some say it's a depressing sign of the times, but the Government insists it is taking action to help families with the cost of living. The store doesn't officially open until next Monday, but Calendar's David Hirst was today allowed a sneak preview of what shoppers can expect.
As it's revealed a supermarket is to open in South Yorkshire specifically for people on benefits the Government has told Calendar it is taking action to help families including increasing the tax-free personal allowance, freezing council tax and freezing fuel duty.
Organisers of Britain's first "social supermarket" in South Yorkshire say around 200 families have joined the pilot scheme.
The shelves have been fully stocked with food other stores have thrown out. It's backers say there are already plans to open another 20 supermarkets around the UK. Membership cards are being issued only to families below a certain income threshold.
Social commentator Katie Hopkins explains why she is not a fan of food banks or social supermarkets. It comes as Britain's cheapest supermarket based in South Yorkshire gets ready to open.
Britain's cheapest supermarket opens this month in South Yorkshire and is stocked with cut-price foods other stores have thrown out. Social entrepreneur Sarah Dunwell explains how it works.
The UK's first "social supermarket", in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will be open to shoppers with membership cards whose income falls below a set threshold. Here's a sneak preview inside.
Britain's cheapest supermarket opens this month in Barnsley - stocked with cut-price food other stores have thrown out. The UK's first 'social supermarket' will be open to shoppers with membership cards whose income falls below a set threshold.