Community Pantry

The Community Pantry used to operate at St Philip’s church on Tuesday afternoons between 12 and 1pm.

This innovation was the seed that began most of our community work – it now operates elsewhere -see Restore page for details

​By joining the scheme, your £5 will stretch further, getting you 16 items of mainly fresh food. £1 of this can be put into a savings account with Credit Union.

How does this work?

Each week there will also be a changing selection of fridge items (perhaps milk, eggs, cheese, meat items etc) and a good stock of cupboard staples

The cost is £5 each time you visit, you don’t need any referral – just turn up.

For your £5 you will then be able to choose what you would like. The choice will change each week but there will always be a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and bakery items.

We will also save £1 of each payment in your own credit union account if you would like. We can help you open an account so don’t worry. This is then your account and your savings – to which you can add more or withdraw it as you need.

You will need bring your own bags and register a few basic details with us.

You can Save through credit union too!

For further provision on other days please see –

We are part of Wellsprings Together


Actual example of what you got for £5 in Jan 2021

Where our food comes from

We receive food from Storehouse. They have partners who donate food that is ‘unwanted’, which could be because they have over-ordered / over-produced, or because the food is nearing or past its best before date. All of the food is safe and of excellent quality, merely surplus to somebody else’s requirements.

Their food partners include supermarkets, wholesalers, local markets and other local traders.

Since Storehouse started, they have intercepted over 600 tonnes of food that would have otherwise gone to landfill!

Time:  12-1pm – every Tuesday

Cost:   £5

For more information call: 07434627013

Where:  St Philips Church, Thorn Street, Girlington, BD8 9QW