Best Before Project  Bury St Edmunds

Best Before - Still Good After

Mondays 2.30pm - 4.30pm                  Tuesdays:    10.00am - 12.00pm  

Wednesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm      Thursdays:   2.30pm - 4.30pm    

Fridays:  10.30am - 12.30pm                Saturdays10.00am - 12.00pm

Check Out Our Opening Hours

Coronavirus update

We were very pleased to reopen the shop at the end of June and have now extended our hours.


In order to comply with government guidelines, we have made a few changes to the way we operate:

  • We request that all customers and volunteers wear a face covering when they are in the shop, if at all possible.

  • Only one customer is allowed in the shop at a time.

  • Customers are asked to use their own personal shopping bag, but this should be no larger than a regular supermarket shopping bag please.

  • Customers are asked to comply with social distancing guidelines whilst queuing and entering/exiting the shop.

  • Customers are asked to please use the hand sanitizer when entering the shop.

Thank you

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Dear friends and supporters of our shop.

The main aim of the Best Before Project is to ensure that edible food is not wasted by diverting it from being thrown away, however we realise that we are also a very important community asset supporting people who are on low incomes and in vulnerable housing situations.

In order to continue the valued work of the project we need to be able to cover the costs of running the shop and work towards the shop becoming self funding.  To help support this, from April 2019 we asked our customers to make a minimum donation of £1 per shopping bag of food. (If customers are able to make larger donations, then this is very much appreciated).


​Thank you very much for your continued support.

Who We Are

Here at the Best Before Project - Bury St Edmunds, we are a driven group of individuals from all walks of life, joined together by our passion for stopping food from being wasted when it is still perfectly good to eat. We want to have our part in making the world a better place for all by reducing food waste and educating people about the Best Before Label.

Get Involved!


spread the word

If you feel able to help us either in the shop or with the collection of food from various supermarkets, etc, we would love to have you on board.

Click the button below to download a Volunteer Application Form.

Or maybe you are able to help by connecting with your local shop or store, asking them if they could help us with ambient produce or items passed their Best Before date.

By clicking the button you will be able to download a letter to take to your local store/shop, asking them for their support.

What We Do

Reducing Food Waste - Education within the Community

Best Before Project - Bury St Edmunds aims to educate the public in our local community regarding food waste and the Best Before label and how people and organisations can actively take part in reducing food waste by collecting those food items from our shop.

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us in the shop, with food collections and money donations to keep the shop open. Find out more by contacting us below.

Food Collection from our Shop

Tuesday 10am - 12pm

Thursday 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Come and visit us at the shop

Choose your own food items for a £1 donation per large shopping bag.
Bigger donations always appreciated.

Education on Food Waste

What you can do to help save food from being thrown away

We can all do more to help reduce food waste. The more we understand about labels and what food should smell and look like, especially after the best before date on the packaging, the better we will be able to make decisions on what we can still safely use and what really is ready to go in the bin.
It all comes down to education.

Community Spirit

BBP- a hub for food waste in the community

The Best Before Project BSE hope to become a connection and information point in the community between the public and other food waste orginasations

Please click the button to see who is involved in our Best Before Project,
supporting us with food donations

Our Local Business Supporters

Contact Best Before Project - Bury St Edmunds

Get in touch with Best Before Project - Bury St Edmunds to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

We appreciate any unopened ambient food donations. Let us know what you have and we can say if we can have it in our shop. 


If you would like to help our project by volunteering to collect food items from supermarkets or helping in our shop, we would love to hear from you. 

4  Elseys Yard, Risbygate St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3AA, UK

Best Before Project - Bury St Edmunds

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4  Elseys Yard, Risbygate St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3AA, UK

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