Families in Preston are now able to save on their weekly shopping bills by signing up to a food pantry scheme.
The Intact Centre in Whitby Avenue, Ingol, has converted its food project into a community pantry, to be run and used by residents in the area.
Intact’s Community Supermarket has provided a valuable service for the past two years, but the pantry approach gives members more choice over the food they get, and more control, strengthening the community’s ability to prevent food poverty or to progress out of food crisis.
Pantries are membership-based food clubs that enable people to access food at a small fraction of its usual supermarket price.
The Intact Centre’s weekly fee is £3.50 for which members will be able to access approximately £25 of food, improving household food security and freeing up more money for other essential household costs such as rent and utilities.
The project, called Whitby’s Pantry, is able to source their food from a variety of sources, such as supermarket surplus via food recycling charity Fareshare, putting savings in the hands of people who are struggling to cover their weekly outgoings.
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