Our Community Food Share scheme is now in operation.

The food share runs on the following days and times every week:

Elsenham – at the Bowls Club, follow Leigh Drive (CM22 6BY) to the end, past the football pitches

  • Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am

Saffron Walden – at the Baptist Church, High Street, CB11 3HD

  • Fridays 10am-11am

Stansted – at the Stansted Mountfitchet Social Club, 10-12 Lower Street, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8LP

  • Wednesdays 2.15pm-3.15pm

Stansted – at Crafton Green, 72 Chapel Hill, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8AQ

  • Thursdays 9am-10am
  • Fridays 1pm-2pm 
  • Saturdays 10am-11am

What is a Community Food Share?

It’s all about reducing food waste! We help to distribute produce which supermarkets would otherwise dispose of but is still perfectly good to eat.

We work with local supermarkets to collect food at the end of the day that would otherwise be thrown away. We then invite the community along to help themselves to whatever they want – for free. The idea is to reduce the amount of food going into landfill, and it’s been a great success so far!

Photo showing a table with fruit, vegetables and bread on top


A big thank you to the local Co-op, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose stores for supporting the project. We’ve had a great variety of produce on offer from vegetables to baked goods, and fruit to cut flowers.

To find out more please contact us. And if you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you! Please email volunteer@thetouchpoint.org.uk and we will get back to you.