Volunteering for Your Local Pantry

Create a sustainable and long-term solution to food poverty


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Your Local Pantry Volunteering Opportunities

Your Local Pantry is a network of community food stores, creating a sustainable and long-term solution to food poverty and helping the UK save money on their food bills. Your Local Pantry is different from a foodbank because:

*It’s member run: many of our volunteers who run the pantries are member too *It’s open to all: membership is open to anyone local with no requirement to be referred by a professional *It’s all about choice: you can choose what you want *The food is good quality: we stock fruit and veg, frozen and chilled products as well as tinned goods. It’s all donated from Fareshare so we are helping tackle food waste too.

The benefits of the Your Local Pantry model are clearly evident as it saves customers money on grocery bills, saves food from landfill, enhances nutrition and food variety, knits neighbourhoods together and tackles social isolation and it develops employability.

We have a network of around 30 volunteers each week who help us with delivery collections from supermarkets, help us with putting stock away and help us meet and greet customers in the shops. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to operate the 5 pantries in Stockport and that’s why we need you!

We currently have spaces available at the following pantries:

Woodley Pantry (Woodley) on a Tuesdays 2pm-6.15pm and Wednesdays 9 – 1.15pm (Shop Assistant) - consists of completing opening and closing checks, meeting and greeting the members and assisting them to shop if needed, re-stocking shelves and making sure all dates on food are checked.

*Mottram Street Pantry (Town Centre) Wednesdays to help with delivery 1pm – 3.30pm *(Delivery Assistant) - consists of receiving a stock donation from Fareshare, checking dates on the food, stock rotation, making sure the shelves in the pantry shop are filled and ready for the next day, checking and re-stocking fridge/freezer and labelling any items that may need freezing or relabelling and completing opening and closing checks.

Mottram Street Pantry (Town Centre) Thursdays 2.30pm-6pm and Fridays 9am – 12pm(Shop Assistant) - consists of completing opening and closing checks, meeting and greeting the members and assisting them to shop if needed, re-stocking shelves and making sure all dates on food are checked.

Pantry @No5 (Bridgehall) Wednesdays for Delivery 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Delivery Assistant) - consists of Receiving Delivery splitting this between the shop and back store room, checking dates, Stock rotation making sure the shelves in the pantry shop are filled and ready for the next day, Checking and re-stocking fridge and Freezer and displaying fruit and vegetable for the following day and labelling any items that may need freezing or relabelling. Completing Temperature check and delivery check.

Pantry@No5 (Bridgehall) Thursdays 2pm-6pm and Fridays 9am – 1pm (Shop Assistant) - consists of completing opening and closing checks, meeting and greeting the members and assisting them to shop if needed, re-stocking shelves and making sure all dates on food are checked.

We also have places available on the deep cleans for each pantry which are on the following dates.

Mottram Street Pantry 18th January at 11am – 1pm

Penny lane Pantry 19th January at 2pm – 4pm

Brinnington Pantry 1st February at 11am – 1pm

Bridgehall Pantry 2nd February at 11am – 1pm

If you’d like to get in touch about volunteering, please email pantry@stockporthomes.org or call us on 07970 434134.


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