Social Bite, the social enterprise dedicated to ending homelessness in Scotland, has entered into its first retail partnership with Scotmid Co-operative.
This means branded products, normally only available directly from Social Bite, will now be for sale initially in Scotmid stores in Stockbridge – Raeburn Place and Hamilton Place.
The partnership is an exciting move for Social Bite, providing an opportunity for more people to sample the quality range of healthy handmade produce, and at the same time drawing attention to the broader work of the enterprise.
Jane Bruce, CEO of Social Bite Scotland, said:
“Scotmid has been a staunch supporter of Social Bite from the early days, sharing our vision and passion for improving lives. By stocking Social Bite branded sandwiches, wraps and salad boxes Scotmid is reaffirming its commitment to the quality of our food and the validity of our mission.
“Social Bite started as a single sandwich shop, and we remain passionate about great food.”
Kevin Plant, Scotmid’s Head of Food Retail, said:
“It is fantastic to see the next chapter in our ongoing friendship with Social Bite come to life and we’re incredibly proud to become the first stockists of Social Bite’s products.
“As a community retailer, Social Bite’s cause really resonates with our members and customers and matches our core purpose, which is to serve our communities and improve people’s everyday lives.
“So we’re excited about introducing these products and certain they will prove to be popular additions to our in-store range available at our stores in Stockbridge – Raeburn Place and Hamilton Place.”
In addition to its cafes and restaurant, Social Bite continues to be instrumental in changing attitudes and policy towards homelessness with its mass fundraising events, the largest Housing First campaign in the UK and the innovative Social Bite Village in Granton where Scotmid sponsored the Community Hub.