We have recently been celebrating our first Your Local Pantry in Northern Ireland!
We have partnered with Emmanuel Church Lurgan to open the first of what we hope will be many Your Local Pantry's in Northern Ireland.
Local Media and local dignitaries have really supported the launch.
The first article on YourLurgan.com quotes Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart who recently visited the new Freedom Food Pantry in Emmanuel Church, Lurgan, and commended the new scheme that supports the local community.
Carla Lockhart said: “We are living in the midst of a cost of living crisis, with many households finding it more and more difficult to make ends meet and put food on the table. Indeed, the weekly food shop seems to be getting more and more expensive and is predicted to see further rises in the weeks and months ahead. In this context, the opening of this innovative Freedom Food Pantry by the fellowship here at Emmanuel Church, Lurgan, is most timely. In exchange for a weekly subscription of £4.00, or £6.00 for families, members of the pantry can come along and shop for food including fresh fruit, vegetables and store cupboard favourites that will value at around £25.00."
Read the full article at https://www.yourlurgan.com/news/2022/04/06/news/mp-praises-new-food-pantry-scheme-23552/
NorthernIrelandWorld.com focused on how the new Pantry is helping people affected by the cost of living crisis - https://www.northernirelandworld.com/news/people/new-social-supermarket-for-clients-in-lurgan-portadown-and-craigavon-opens-to-help-those-struggling-during-econommic-crisis-3635536
Here are some photos of the new Pantry, kindly sent to us by the team: