Community pantry

Cost of living is at an all time high, and Wandle have partnered with the Healthy Living Platform and their Community Pantry service in Lambeth.

We are offering £5 vouchers to residents who would like to use this service – just drop us an email at

What’s a community pantry?

A pantry is a low-cost, community shop offering members a weekly choice of healthy food for an affordable price. Food offered is a mix of fresh fruit and veg, along with other food and cupboard staples.

The pantry aims to:

  • Reduce your food shopping bills
  • Offer a diverse range of fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy food
  • Offer more choice than a food bank
  • Create a sense of community and solidarity
  • Reduce food waste from supermarkets and food suppliers

When and where can I access the community pantry

There are currently five pantries running across Lambeth, one day a week

  • Tuesday 11am – 2pm at Myatts Field North Community Centre, 24 Crawshay Road SW9 6FZ – for the whole community, everyone is welcome
  • Tuesday 12 – 2pm at Jubilee Primary School, Tulse Hill SW2 2JE – family focussed
  • Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30pm at St Stephen’s Children’s Centre, 1 Meadow Place, Stockwell SW8 1XZX – for pregnant women and families with children under 5 years old
  • Thursday 11am – 3pm at Southwyck Pantry, Moorland Community Centre, 50a Corry Drive SW9 8QT – for the whole community, everyone is welcome
  • Friday 12 – 2pm at Liz Atkinson Centre, 9 Mostyn Road, Myatts Field South SW9 6PH – for pregnant women and families with children under 5 years old

How does it work?

Each week the team of volunteers will welcome you and add your name to a list to be served. You can decide what items you want – split evenly between fresh fruit and long life items.

A mini-pantry costs £2.50 for 5 fresh and 5 long life items

A regular pantry costs £5 for 10 fresh and 10 long life items

If you’d like to know more you can get in touch with Healthy Living Platform direct via their website, emailing or calling 07701 365 551.