The fantastic Anson Community Shop is going mobile! The community shop’s volunteer team will now be able to drop-off food to local residents who can’t make it to the shop thanks to a brand new delivery bike.
The Anson Community Shop offers members access to a basket of goods for £2.50 from Fareshare, Tesco, M & S and other local suppliers, worth more than £12 which would otherwise go to landfill. Now people who are unable to physically make it to the shop can have access to the food, toiletries and household essentials which the shop has to offer.
The bike was delivered in style by One Manchester’s group director of communities, Angela Salami, who cycled down Meldon Road to a reception of cheers from members of the Anson estate who were pitching in during a community clear up day.
Volunteer co-ordinator, Sammy Minshull, expressed her delight at the new arrival:
“What the bike means for the shop is that people who can’t physically come [to the shop], we can bring the shopping to them so that they’re not missing out.
“I’m ecstatic, I’m really excited about the bike because I’ve been waiting for it and I absolutely love it. I’ve already had a go on it, I’ve tested it out and I think I might even ride it home later!”