The St Giles Pantry: Empowering through Nutrition
The Pantry is a food hub with a difference. We offer an emergency safety net and a sustainable route out of poverty within six months.
What The Pantry offers
The Pantry offers high quality, nutritious and healthy food to those struggling to feed themselves and their families - those held back by poverty, addiction and mental health issues, who are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
We couple healthy food with a healthy shopping experience. Expert advice and personal face-to-face support is on hand from our trained Peer Advisors, who help address the underlying issues leading to poverty. By coupling healthy food with expert advice, we can empower individuals and families to overcome the barriers they face and break the cycle of poverty.
The food distributed by the Pantry is sustainably sourced food that would otherwise have gone to landfill. The Pantry offers a sustainable model for both decreasing food dependency in lower income families and responding to overproduction.
Where they are located
Our first Pantry was established in West London. However, the Covid-19 pandemic, and increasing need, led to the establishment of further Pantry sites in:
- North London
- South London
All of our Pantry sites serve the local communities in which they are based.
We have three Pantry services in Camberwell, Kensington and Stamford Hill. To contact them click here.
The Leeds Pantry helps people in the city facing food poverty. To contact the Leeds Pantry click here.
Located in Coventry, the Midlands Pantry offers healthy, sustainable food to people experiencing poverty in the city. To contact the Midlands Pantry click here
The Pantry: Client Stories
The St Giles Pantry has been a blessing. I am able to cook and eat a balanced meal every day. The staff are on hand to help me with any social issues I may have and can and will signpost me to another agency that can help me. They are kind and friendly, polite and never put me down or look down on me. They encourage me to pick healthy things and help me. The Pantry provides good food for people like myself who are struggling. Confidentiality is their policy and have great discretion compared to a food bank where everyone knows your business and people know what you’re going in there for. Without this service I would have had to skip meals. I am so grateful to you at St Giles for providing this service. I am truly grateful.
St Giles Pantry Client
You cannot begin to understand and I have no words to express how The Pantry is helping this young family by providing them with healthy nutritious top-ups.
St Giles Caseworker
How you can support The Pantry
Fundraise for us
Why not join our team of supporters and take part in an event to raise money for our work? Together, we can help even more families move away from food poverty for good.