About Us


Our story

THE BRIDGE AT LEIGH is a non-profit registered charity with a Community Cafe and Food Market (social supermarket).

Our mission is to reduce food waste, food poverty and social isolation. Tonnes of good food is wasted every year and at the same time people are struggling to afford to eat. The Bridge addresses these two issues by collecting food industry surplus which would otherwise go to waste. We source this food and cook it into lovely meals which we serve to ANYONE and EVERYONE in our Community Cafe.

Our Minimum Donation Cafe offers inexpensive meals and if you can afford we ask you to consider what is a fair price for the meal you have enjoyed and donate that amount. This will help us continue to support those most in need and help us be sustainable.

Come to our Cafe and help to save the environment by eating a delicious meal. There are no menus, every day is different.


community cafe tables

The food we collect and not used for meals is offered in our Food Market to members of the Leigh community struggling to make ends meet through debt, illness or low income.

People who want to use the social supermarket become a member of The Bridge Food Market. Membership is limited to need and geographical distance to our Food Market.

There is an annual membership charge of £2 per year and is renewed 1st July each year. Food is then available to members to choose a basket of food for a small amount.

We do not discriminate on your status, you can be employed, unemployed or retired, we are here to help people who are struggling.

We do ask people to share and only take what they can use. 

Site photography provided by Daniel Carty Images

The Bridge At Leigh is a trading name of Leigh Caring Kitchen. Charity no. 1164347

the bridge at leigh building