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THE PANTRY

Boost your weekly shop and catch up with your neighbours

Our surplus food pantry is an easy, low-cost way to top up a weekly shop. Members pay £3.50 each week to choose a basket of food worth between £30 and £35.

And it’s not just about the shopping; the Pantry is also a social hub, a soup café and an advice centre. It takes place every Thursday, and is a real highlight of the week.

Register your interest
From the moment you walk in you are made to feel welcome and special.
This place has stopped me and my daughter from going without meals, many thanks.

Here’s what happens at the Pantry

Low-cost fruit and vegetables at a surplus food pantry in London

Choose a basket of low-cost food

Shopping at the Pantry is all about choice. You can fill your basket with fresh, frozen and storecupboard ingredients and other essentials, based on what your household needs.

A volunteer serving food at a surplus food pantry near Kings Cross

Grab a drink, a pastry and a chat

Pantry Day is also a great chance to catch up with your local friends and neighbours. You can grab a cup of tea or a barista-style coffee, and a pastry or two, and settle in for a chat.

A soup recipe from a soup café near Kings Cross

Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup

We also run a Soup Café, offering a choice of homemade soups each week. If you like what’s on offer, you can take the recipe away to try at home.

A chef giving a cooking demonstration in a community kitchen near Kings Cross

Watch and learn with cooking demos

When we can, we put on cooking demonstrations, walking through a simple recipe step by step, and giving everyone a taste.

A community coordinator at a surplus food pantry near Kings Cross

Chat to our community manager

Martha is on hand to catch up on your news, listen to your ideas and help you with any issues you might be having.

A surplus food delivery for a community pantry near Kings Cross

Do your bit to avoid wasting food

The food we sell in the pantry is always good quality, and in-date, but might otherwise have been thrown away.

Are you interested?

If you live on or near the Priory Green Estate, you can use this form to register your interest in becoming a Pantry member. Our community manager will then follow up with you to check your eligibility and, if you are eligible, complete a more detailed registration form.