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Key Community Bus

With an ethos of reducing food waste, promoting healthy, affordable food and offering advice on related issues, we drive into the heart of our communities to help local people thrive.

Make big savings on your weekly shop

Don't miss the bus!


Our mobile food service requires no membership and everyone is welcome on board regardless of circumstances. Goods are sourced to sell at the lowest possible cost to shoppers – we accept payment by cash, card or by bank transfer.

The upper deck welcomes people to chat, access advice, or take part in organised activities, There’s also a mini-library (‘book swap’)  and an awning for some outdoor seating on fine days. Find out how this exciting new project came to fruition.

We operate Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, calling at locations across South Tyneside – view our current timetable and bus stop addresses and locations on Google Maps.

For all the latest bus news, including live service updates and any planned changes:

Driving to success

What we've achieved in our first six months ...

Key Community Bus on ‘This Morning’

"It’s the heart of the community. The staff on here are really friendly and easy to talk to and it’s so much cheaper than your local corner shop. Everyone should come down whether you work or you don’t work, struggling or not. Come down because it’s so, so handy."

Key Community Bus customer

"Great to meet you all … very happy with our purchases and the much-needed savings we made, it really does help a lot so thank-you!”

Key Community Bus customer

Key Community Bus on BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria)