Community Shop has opened its fourth store today, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, selling food that would otherwise go to landfill.
The social supermarket chain provides members with surplus food at discounted prices.
The new outlet, in Centre4, on the Nunsthorpe Estate, joins others in Athersley and Goldthorpe, in South Yorkshire, and West Norwood, in south London.
The Big Lottery Fund awarded the latest store £600,000 which was deemed crucial in getting work on the shop under way.
A spokeswoman said there were “big plans to expand” because of a “huge demand…across the country”.
Company Shop, the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus stock, founded the social enterprise in 2013, designed to service individuals living in, or on the cusp of, food poverty.
The money raised from food sales is invested into Community Hub, where members gain access to mentoring, advice, skills and business courses, as well as hot meals cooked from surplus in the Community Kitchen.
It receives donations from leading brand names, including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Brakes, Kettle Chips, Bakkavor, Greencore Group, Muller, Kerry and Warburtons.