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The Local Pantry is a project developed in partnership with local resident volunteers, which aims to stop food going to waste while providing low cost shopping for local residents. We are part of a ...

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Volunteer Food pack and prepare

Organisation role · 0–4 hrs/Week
Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
CoordinationSocial contactFood banks
Community & family
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The Local Pantry South Bridgwater
#50835
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Summary

As a Pantry Volunteer, you playing a vital part in making sure residents receive food parcels. With other volunteers, you’ll sort and organise surplus food.

Detailed description

The Local Pantry combines surplus food and the help of volunteers to create nutritious food parcels for the community. Members of the local pantry receive a weekly parcel (containing between £15 - £25 worth of food) paying just £3.50 per week, freeing up more money for essentials and reducing food waste. We have 3 main aims:

 

  • To improve nutrition and reduce hunger 
  • To strengthen communities while encouraging friendships 
  • To stop good food going to landfill 


Each week, you’ll help with the receiving and unloading of food supplies, packing into individual parcels ready for members to collect. Working with other volunteers, you’ll make sure the food is free from damage, suitable for eating, and that all refrigerated food is stored correctly within the fridges. There’s plenty of time for a chat before the members (local residents) start to arrive, before handing out food parcels, and a chance to man the reception.

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South Bridgwater Together Team Hub, 2-3 Grenville House, Rhode Lane, TA6 6JE
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About The Local Pantry South Bridgwater

The Local Pantry is a project developed in partnership with local resident volunteers, which aims to stop food going to waste while providing low cost shopping for local residents. We are part of a bigger project in partnership with the other Somerset areas to create 20 pantries across the region.

The Local Pantry combines surplus food and the help of volunteers to create nutritious food parcels for the community. Members of the scheme will receive a weekly food box (The value of the food varies each week and always exceeds the membership fee) at a cost of just £3.50 per week, freeing up more money for essentials and reducing food bills as well as the amount of quality food being wasted.

We have 3 main aims:
1) To improve nutrition and reduce hunger
2) To strengthen communities while encouraging friendships
3) To stop food going to landfill Members are given a time slot between each week to pay for and pick up their food and have access to bespoke recipe cards and cooking information.