I really enjoy working in the Social Supermarket every Wednesday. I help sort food and stock the shelves, and also get to chat with the shoppers. Some people need help finding things or keeping track of their points – or they just want someone to go around the shop with them.
You form quite a connection with the people and families. They often share a lot about their kids and you get to know about their daily lives, so it’s quite exciting when you see each other again! It’s a really personal experience, and it’s a different connection from anything else you do in day-to-day life. I like how our shoppers are so surprised by how much choice they have, and they feel really comfortable and happy here. I think that’s so important because no one deserves to feel embarrassment just to get food, and support their family.