Sandwich Pantry

Sandwich Pantry at St. Peter's Church, Sandwich Kent

We are writing to let you know that Sandwich Pantry will be opening at St Peter's Church in April 2021. Sandwich Pantry's purpose is to offer quality food to local residents who are having difficulty affording food.

Sandwich Pantry will be supplied by FareShare, a national organisation fighting hunger and tackling food waste. It has been established to tackle food poverty, help with living costs and support local residents who would benefit from our service.

For as long as circumstances in our control enable us to Sandwich Pantry will take delivery of products from FareShare every Monday. Local residents who need the service are invited to become members of the Pantry.

Members will pay £4 a week which will enable them to select 10 products which would usually retail at around £15.

Ordinarily members will come to St Peters to choose their 10 products every Monday. This will remain the case unless Covid-19 restrictions limit entry to the Church. If this occurs we will prepare food parcels to best match our members' needs.

We aim to provide quality fresh and nutritious food, alongside a range of tinned, dried and other products to help. We hope that through our membership we can build a community of people who can be supported and provide support to others during these challenging times. Sandwich Pantry is run by its umbrella organisation, the not-for-profit company 'The Sandwich Social Supermarket CIC' and will be managed, in the first instance, by St Peter's Care and Share.

If you have any questions about Sandwich Pantry or If you would like to talk to us about becoming a member and receiving weekly food please contact us by calling: 07377 808477 (between 10am and 1pm on weekdays)

By email OurSandwichPantry@gmail.com

Or alternatively leave a letter marked Sandwich Pantry with your name and phone number and any other contact details at St Peter's Church, Market Street, Sandwich, CT13 9DA

If you think that we can help you or your family on a weekly basis then please do contact us, we are here to support local residents and families facing challenging circumstances. If you know somebody who you think we could help, please inform them of our presence.

Best wishes The Sandwich Pantry Working Group. March 2021

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