LPS16 once again partnered with Community Shop to deliver the produce from the exhibition booths to the people who need it most.

Community Shop, the UK’s first ‘social supermarket’, was a partner of the inaugural LPS too, and has since opened a second shop – in London, to add to its pilot store, which opened in South Yorkshire in 2013. Community Shop is unique and steps up to two of the biggest challenges we face as a country – food waste and food poverty.

Community Shop took away the mountain of leftover produce at the end of the LPS16 to sell at its West Norwood store, where its members are amongst the poorest consumers in the country. Clara Widdison, London Area Manager, Community Hub, who was also exhibiting at the show, said: “The donation made a huge difference to the shop – we sold every single piece of fruit and veg on Friday and our members were just ecstatic with the range and quality.”

On behalf of the organisers of the LPS, thank you to all of our exhibitors for their donations – you made a real difference. Click here to find out more about Community Shop Click here to read an article about Community Shop on producebusinessuk.com Follow them on Twitter: @CommunityShops