It was great to visit Southwyck Pantry on Somerleyton Road last week. The pantry is run by local residents who are doing a great job building community and providing support. Southwyck Pantry operates on a membership model. For a weekly payment of £5 members can choose 10 pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables and 10 cupboard items from surplus donations. The pantry aims to provide a good choice and members have a say in what food is stocked with favourites including okra, yams, plantain and sweet potatoes.
At this time, the cost of living is increasing rapidly and many people are struggling to make ends meet. The pantry is helping to alleviate the pressure on household finances by providing fresh, healthy food and other essentials at a very low price.
A second local pantry has just opened in Myatts Field North Community Centre. If you would like to learn more you can contact the pantry by emailing [email protected]