Whitstable Umbrella Centre Open Day - Saturday 18th June 10am-2pm

Social Pantry Project at Whitstable Umbrella Centre

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– Supported by 12 dedicated local volunteers

With The Umbrella Cafe CIC we have created a social pantry shop, open Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Pantry is stocked with a mixture of good quality surplus via Fareshare Kent, Neighbourly, Sainsburys and Co-op Foodshare and fresh stock we purchase from Vita Store, Staines Farmshop and Jim’s Butchers via their Pay It Forwards. There is no fixed criteria to sign up but the project is aimed at supporting those facing food insecurity and those who are socially isolated in our community whilst reducing food waste. All produce is shared between the members and the emphasis is on making self-empowered choices, that include fresh products such as meat and dairy, vegetables and fruit, tinned goods, cereals, snacks and treats. Each shop is £4; this cost will cover a variety of items. Please email us at talk@theumbrellacafe.co.uk to enquire about joining as a member.

Wednesdays – drop in 12 – 3pm

Thursdays – book an appointment 10am – 3pm 

More details of the Umbrella Cafe’s projects and values can be found on their website here