As more Community Grocers open across the city, it shows just how important the service has become to the communities where they are based.

For £2.50, members can get groceries worth up to £12, which is making a huge difference to the lives of many people.

Fallowfield Community Grocer, based at The Place at Platt Lane, has recently seen some changes due to popularity. The grocers have now moved downstairs to a bigger room in the library building, making it easier to access for everybody.

With the help of ten volunteers, they hope to provide extra services to members, including a cookery workshop using healthy food.

One member, Catherine, says she goes for more than just shopping; “There are always really good bargains. It’s nice being able to have a cup of tea, meet friends and have a chat as well.”

The volunteers have also seen fantastic benefits according to Gary; “The Community Grocer has helped me get back into volunteering and prepared me for returning to work. It’s helped to build my confidence and given me access to other services on offer at the library and in the local community.”

Fallowfield Community Grocer is accepting new members and is open for anyone in the area to join. Head along on a Friday morning between 9.30am-12pm to find out how to become a member.

Find your nearest Community Grocer...


Anson Community House, 38 Meldon Road, Longsight, M13 OTR. Call 07913 540680.

Open Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am-12:30pm.

Cornbrook House, 217 Stockport Road, Ardwick, M12 4DY. Call 0161 274 2186.

Open Thursday, 11am-1pm.

Gorton Community Centre, 543 Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, M18 8PF. Call 07913 540680.

Open Friday, 9:30am-12pm.

The Place at Platt Lane, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, M14 7FB. Call 07913 540680.

Open Friday, 9:30am-12pm.

Aquarius Centre, 21 Eden Close, Hulme, M15 6AX. Contact Lesley on 07984 493515 or email

Open Tuesdays between 12-3pm.

Our One Money team offer money advice appointments at some of the Community Grocers so contact the team to find out more on 0330 355 1002.