The Shrewsbury Food Hub recently acquired a brand-new depot, enabling the charity to double the amount of free surplus food it supplies to local community groups. Also being used as a training base to expand the model across Shropshire, the new Hub was perfect in size, but plain in décor.
Local business, CMYUK – independent suppliers of wide-format printers, cutters and materials – stood up to the mark and offered to decorate it for them with custom-made wallpaper showing the journey that surplus food takes, and reflecting the charity’s core values.
Set up in 2016, the Food Hub collects surplus food from supermarkets and shares it between 32 community groups.
Fitted by another local firm, Shelley Signs, everything was rushed through, designed and installed in time for the launch in early November.
Robin East, Group Director at CMYUK, says of the project: “It's been a pleasure helping Katy and the team at the Food Hub. They now have a much brighter environment for the volunteers to work in. I wish them all the best.”
CMYUK’s own brand, UTACK, was used to decorate the walls. The thin and woven self-adhesive polyester fabric is easy to print and install, and removes without damage or residue.
Katy Anderson, co-founder of the Shrewsbury Food Hub said “It’s been so heartwarming to have CMYUK come forward and offer so much time and all of the materials for free. The place has been completely transformed. It’s the first thing people mention when they come in and it gives our volunteers a really cheery environment to do their sorting in. We cannot thank them enough.“