Use Ya Loaf is your local store selling redistributed food in Atherton. What’s redistributed food, you ask? We’ll explain that a little later.
For now, just know that we provide our community with a whole range of food items at super low prices so you can get the best value whatever your weekly shopping budget.
Milk, Butter etc
Fresh , Cooked
Here at Use Ya Loaf, we sell everything you need in terms of day-to-day food essentials. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, and eggs, a variety of meats, cereals, cakes, and drinks (including CBD, cordials, and fizzy drinks). We even sell a range of ready meals, made fresh on site by our team.
Some of our stock is branded goods from some of the biggest food and drink manufacturers, some of it is own-label goods from the UK’s various supermarkets, while some are generic products produced for a mass market, with no particular branding to speak of.
We are a food redistribution outlet. This means we don’t get our stock from wholesalers like most supermarkets and retailers do. Instead, we liaise direct with the manufacturers to get your food and drink items at a greatly reduced price. These are items that otherwise would not be sold and end up on landfill as food waste, so the manufacturers are happy to get some kind of return.
These food items might not be suitable for sale for any number of reasons, whether they are surplus stock, short-dated items, packaged under old labelling following a branding change by the company. Whatever the reason, it’s all perfectly good food that we’re putting back into our local community. For more information about food waste, visit our The Problem page elsewhere on this site.
As discussed, we intercept food at a manufacturing level and our stock comes from various sources, including such well-known household brands as Kellogs, Nestle, El Paso, Robinsons, Vimto, Colgate, Arla, Oxo, Napolina, Hollands, Yeo Valley, and more. We also get own-label brands and short-dated products from some of the country’s leading supermarkets, including Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Marks & Spencer.
At Use Ya Loaf, we like to keep things simple for our customers. To shop at our Atherton store, you need to be a member. Membership for the year costs £2.00 and membership runs from October to September. These membership fees help towards the upkeep of our store.
All items have a coloured sticker which tells you how much they are:
£1 = 1 Point and all items are marked with how many points they cost.
red sticker: 1 Point
yellow sticker: ½ Point
green sticker: ¼ Point
Simply pick up what you want and pay for it at the till – as simple as that.
You can find your local Use Ya Loaf store at 61 Market Street, Atherton, M46 0DA. We’re usually open from 09:30 to 14:30 and you’ll always get a warm welcome from our team of volunteers.
If you have any queries about the service we provide, or you want to see how you can help support the store, you can call us on 07504 105 807 or send us an email to email@example.com