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 customerempowerment@wandle.com.

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 contactus@healthylivingplatform.org or calling 07701 365 551.