Everybody should have access to good food. Everybody values community. A local pantry provide both – and more.

Research shows Pantries save members £21 a week and improve health and wellbeing!

Member-run

Pantries operate along cooperative lines, and many volunteers are members too.

Open to all

You don’t need a referral – anyone who lives in an area served by a Pantry can join.

Long-lasting

You can join for as long as you want, and can choose to go every week or just occasionally.

Pantries stock a wide range of top-quality food including fresh fruit and veg, frozen and chilled food, meat and dairy products, and long-life tinned and packaged food.

Members pay £5 per visit and in return can choose groceries worth many times more, often saving up to £1,000 a year on shopping bills. We can only take cash as we don’t have card machines.

Pantries are just like a shop, in that you choose the food you want from the shelves.

Pantries are run by uniformed staff and volunteers who manage the stores with hand-held technology.

Pantries have been shown to:

  • Strengthen communities
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Improve household finances
  • Prevent waste
  • Prevent hunger
  • Build dignity and agency