Eggcup is about food, people and community.
Eggcup stops surplus food from going to waste and gets it to people instead. Our low-cost, weekly food scheme helps our members to save money on food, and that makes life more affordable for those in our community on a tight budget.
We have two Community Food Outlets for our members, one in Lancaster and one in the West End of Morecambe. We have a professional 5* food warehouse at our Lancaster base.
Most of the work in our warehouse and outlets is done by volunteers who want to contribute to building a stronger community and making good use of surplus food.
Some of our volunteers are members – we’re all pulling together! We also run a low-cost Buying Cooperative, where we pool our collective buying power to get great discounts. The Buying Cooperative is for Eggcup members and for other community food organisations across the district.
So, how does it work?
We intercept food that would otherwise go to waste from farms, factories, distribution centres, shops and other food businesses.
The food is safely stored at our Community Food Hub and then sorted by our team of fantastic volunteers.
The food is then taken to our Community Food Outlets where Eggcup members come to collect it each week and turn it into delicious meals.
Tonnes of food saved
from waste this year
Saved for our community
through the Buying Co-op