Morecambe Pantry is a food redistribution and Outreach project serving the local area of Morecambe Parish Church in partnership with Great Places Housing Group, FareShare and Eggcup (both food redistribution charities). We are excited to be working with them and cannot wait to provide this service to our local area.
For our pantry, each customer will become a member and pay a fee of £4 per visit. They then receive approximately £20 worth of food which they choose themselves from the stock we have in. On top of this each customer will be offered the option of joining a food co-operative for an extra £1 per visit. This will take the full cost up to £5 per visit, but then includes 2litres of milk, an 800g loaf of bread and 6 free range eggs.
Customers will sign in at the welcome desk and be met by a volunteer who will seat them in the café area in the hall, get them a drink and talk with them whilst they wait. This team member will take them down to the food area and help them with their choices and packing. The same team member will then see them back out to the exit or café area if required.
WE NEED HELP:
- Volunteers for the welcome desk
- someone to stay put and operate the signing in system
- collate membership info
- warmly welcome customers in.
- Team members
- Stay with customers, look after them and talk with them
- Take them to the food area and help with choices etc.
- Show them out
- Admin support
- Enter new customers into the database
- Print membership cards
- Keep track of membership fees
- Food delivery and storage
- Sort new stock
- Check best before dates
- Breakdown larger packets of food (food hygiene certificate required)
- Help stock the food area
Morecambe Pantry is a food redistribution charity working in connection with FairShare to combat food wastage by providing low cost food to individuals and families.
If you go to our page, you can click book now to book a time slot and then at your first session you will be asked to complete a registration form. You will then be able to come once a week.
We have two memberships Available. One is £4, which gives you a selection of food from our shop. We are unable to guarantee what products will be available but it usually equates to £20+ worth of items. The other is £5 which give you the same access to the shop as above and guarantees you 2 litres of milk, a loaf of bread and 6 free range eggs.