Katie’s Cupboard! A Weekly Update of the People’s Pantry

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We’ve had a busy week down at the People’s Pantry. We recently achieved a hygiene rating of five, showing that we have a safe and clean environment for people to come and get what they need; and on Friday alone, we fed seven children’s rumbling bellies. It is important to remember that poverty can happen to anyone, it can be a result of a loss of a family member, redundancy, lack of support, and mental illness to name a few. The effects of living in poverty are life threatening, it can lead to malnutrition, mental illness and break up within families. With 23.9% of children in Newcastle under Lyme and 33.2% of children in Stoke on Trent living in poverty, we as a community cannot afford to let this percentage rise, and for children to not have access to the basic rights they deserve. The People’s Pantry is here to help. Open 11am-1pm on weekdays, we provide families with food and household items, to allow them to develop independence and have the emotional support they need through tough times. The People’s Pantry differs from a Food Bank in that we supply baby formula and you don’t need to be referred to us, just come along to a welcoming and relaxing environment.

What we need

We really couldn’t run the People’s Pantry without your generosity. To keep helping the people that we do, we still need your donations! This week, the Pantry is low on the following items, so if you could give any of the following, your donation would be greatly appreciated:

  • Tinned Meat (stewed steak, pies, sausages etc.)
  • Baby Formula
  • Size 6 and 4 Nappies
  • Sugar
  • Jarred Baby Food
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Cordial
  • Cereal
  • UHT Milk
  • Instant Mash
  • Jam
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Tinned Fruit

If any of the above information affects you in any way, come into our People’s Pantry in Newcastle under Lyme town centre at 27 Bridge Street, ST5 2RY, or ring the Alice Charity on 01782 627017, or message Katie at katie.philbin@alicecharity.com for more details.

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