We’ve provided funding and support to several local food pantries through VIVID Plus, as part of our aim to provide access to initiatives that help to reduce food and fuel poverty.
So far VIVID plus has supported 7 food pantries, one of which is at Park Community School, Havant, which has over 860 members. We've supported this project by funding cooking classes linking up with the school chef and well as offering digital support sessions in their digital suite.
Anyone can access their local community pantry - you just need to sign up to become a member. The membership process is managed through each pantry directly.
Here are links to different networks of pantries. Just type in your postcode to find one near you and have a look at the time and dates they’re open and drop by (please note that some pantries do have a waiting list):
Have you tried the app ‘too good to go’? This lists unsold food in businesses near to you, where you can buy food much cheaper at the end of day.