Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of good food is wasted by the UK food industry every year. As part of a Somerset-wide plan Somerset West and Taunton are developing a small network of Local Pantries in each district where individuals can access food for a small membership fee far less than the actual cost of the goods which are harvested from the surplus supplies of local companies.
The Local Pantry at Rowbarton opened on 23 March 2021 and will be open to members every Tuesday between 2 and 4pm. Membership costs just £3.50 and for this you receive £15 – £20 worth of food each week, including fresh fruit, meat/dairy and family favourites, to stock up the cupboard and fridge. Membership lasts for up to six months with renewal upon request if there are places. The scheme has 30 spaces.
Gillian Flick from the the Rowbarton Pantry is looking for VOLUNTEERS to assist in the organisation and distribution of food supplies. If you can help, you can make contact and register through the through the Spark for Change website.
If you want to find out more visit the Rowbarton Pantry facebook page.