Whitby’s Pantry in Ingol receives £300 donation

Posted on - 9th February, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Ingol, Preston News
Denise Hartley CEO at Intact Preston, Bellway sales advisor Pauline, and Intact’s Sally Hodgson

Whitby’s Pantry, part of the Intact Preston community centre on Whitby Avenue in Ingol has been given a £300 donation from a house building company.

Providing a valuable local service for the last two years and experiencing a surge in demand due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Whitby’s Pantry is a membership-based food club that enables people in need to access a ‘weekly’ food shop at a fraction of the usual supermarket price.

For just £4.00 per week, members can select approximately £25.00 worth of food from a wide variety of items including fresh meat, pasta, rice, tinned food and other store cupboard essentials from Fareshare, bread and pastries from Tesco and fresh fruit and vegetables from Morrison’s (which are always provided free of charge).

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Part funded by the National Lottery and staffed by the Intact team and volunteers, the pantry is open for two days each week and visits are by appointment only.

Bellway was keen to support the community centre which is located just a short distance away from their new development, Cotton Woods.

Intact chief executive officer Denise Hartley MBE said: “Whitby’s Pantry at Intact Preston provides a sustainable, long-term, community-led solution that can help loosen the grip of food poverty in our area and we are grateful to Bellway for its kind donation.

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“The money will help us to boost our pantry stock and buy much needed additional ambient food items plus toiletries and household cleaning products to ensure our customers get the best possible choice and service experience.

“The pantry gives local people in need more choice over the food they receive, providing a community-based shopping experience and a progressive journey that reduces local families’ reliance on food banks while helping improve household food security and freeing up money for other essential monthly household costs such as rent and utilities.”

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