– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about joining as a member.
Wednesdays – drop in 12 – 3pm
Thursdays – book an appointment 10am – 3pm