Your Local Pantry (Brasshouse Community Centre)
|Organisation||North Smethwick Development Trust|
Brasshouse Community Centre
Everybody should have access to good food. Everybody values community. Your Local Pantry - Brasshouse provide both – and more. Across the UK, 90,000+ people are finding friendship, food and freedom through Pantry membership. Pantries are all about dignity, choice and hope.
Our Pantry is:
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.
You can join for as long as you want, and can choose to go every week or just occasionally.
Our pantry stock an abundant and 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.
Our members pay a small subscription of £5 a week, and in return can choose groceries worth many times more, often saving up to £1,000 a year on shopping bills.
Our Pantry is just like a shop, in that you choose the food you want from the shelves.
Our Pantry is run by uniformed staff and volunteers who manage the stores with hand-held technology.
Our Pantry is a part of a cherished service within our community centre and neighbourhood hub, often serving as a springboard to other initiatives and ideas, such as cookery classes, volunteering opportunities, and training.
Our impact through our Pantry have been shown to:
Improve health and wellbeing
Improve household finances
Build dignity and agency
|Categories||Social Activities, Parent and family support, Managing your money, Emergency help (incl. food)|
|Staff Qualifications||Staff are qualified to deliver the services of North Smethwick Development Trust.|
|Quality standards||Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service|