Our Community Pantry
We are a Community Pantry
Community Pantries are not food banks
We are open Fridays 9:30-11am at the Octagon Centre as well as at some of our other projects.
What is a community pantry?
A place to access food that is surplus
What is the difference between a community pantry and a food bank?
Food banks are a brilliant and useful way to help support people who are facing food poverty. We work closely with our local food bank, often referring people there.
Community pantries are designed to help people be independent and provide a long-term sustainable approach to food insecurity.
We receive food from Fareshare (for which we pay a subscription), local shops and people and ask for a donation of £2 per visit to pay for the cost associated with receiving the food.