A NEW community group is giving people the chance to pick up a bag of free food on Thursday mornings.

Starting on July 23, the Crewkerne Community Kitchen (CCK) is getting donations from local supermarkets of food that they can no longer sell, and will make it available to anyone who would like to use it.

People can collect the food from 10.30am to midday on Thursday mornings from Bar5, in Market Street, which is kindly opening its doors to host the distribution.

It’s all made possible by the national food charity FareShare, which arranges for supermarkets to pass on food they can no longer sell to local organisations to distribute.

All the food is still edible, but is not able to be sold by the supermarkets.

CCK has been set up by local residents Kate and Michael Fox.

“This is a bit of an experiment for us,” said Michael.

“We will have to see what’s donated, but we think there are lots of people who would find this food useful, and enjoy making use of food that would otherwise get thrown away.

“Once we’ve got going we are hoping to start doing some cooking and providing good value meals too.

“It would be great to have some volunteers to help distribute the food. If you’re interested you can get in touch with us through our Facebook page Crewkerne Community Kitchen.”