Category Archives: community pantry

We had a glitch in our payment system – can you help us catch up?

Thanks so much if you tried to donate last time we sent this email and apologies if you had issues – our payment account and Buy me a Coffee account had a falling out! We are assured it is all … Continue reading

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Help us to rescue food from the bin!

Every week, we collect surplus food from a local food waste charity and local co-ops for our community pantry and redistribute the food. We love taking perfectly good, nutritious food that would become waste and sharing it, or making it … Continue reading

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Summer Fundraiser – targets three, smaller this time!

Here’s the latest update on theūüĆü Summer¬†Fundraiser for the Community Pantry ūüĆü In June, we reached our first and biggest target of ¬£2500 to cover the additional cost of opening an indoor pantry through June, July and August when our … Continue reading

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A day in the life of our community pantry and cafe

Jani here – reporting on Saturday‚Äôs community pantry. Busy day today on paid forward soups and hot drinks and a few paying regulars in as well. We ran a shorter one today as it was just me and Zigz, Gill … Continue reading

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Can you help us keep the lights on?

Thanks so much for helping us reach our first target of ¬£2500 to cover the costs of opening our indoor pantry during the summer! Your generosity means that the extra cost of opening indoors, offering a cafe space, is covered … Continue reading

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Summer Fundraiser Р£1270 raised with 2 days to go!

As the 30 June approaches, we are more than halfway to our first and biggest summer fundraising target of ¬£2500 to keep our indoor pantry open for July and August. We’ve had lots of lovely donations so far- thank you … Continue reading

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Summer Fundraiser – ¬£1635 to go before the end of June! Here’s how you can help

As the end of June approaches, along with the usual slew of end-of-month bills (and the next quarter’s rent is due next week, too – which is a fair chunk of cashola), we’re appealing to our community to help us … Continue reading

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Summer Fundraiser for our community pantry

Our community pantry redistributes¬†food that would¬†be¬†wasted, offering it to the community on a pay-as-you-feel basis, informally and with no questions asked and no need for a referral – filling a vital gap in provision of food for those in need. … Continue reading

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Tales of the Pantry – A rich life that took a turn

One thing about running our pantry is that many users want, for a host of reasons, to stay anonymous. This can make it hard to share their stories with you, our supporters, to show just what a difference the project … Continue reading

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A little taster of last night’s gig

Last night we had a wonderful night of live music with local acoustic fingerstyle guitarists (and singers) Colin MacPhail, Jonathan Vernam and Mark T Newman The gig was to launch our summer fundraiser – find out more here Thanks to … Continue reading

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