Community pantry increases its opening days

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 1st February 2024

A community pantry, which helps residents with the cost of living, is now opening its Saturday initiative twice a month due to demand.
Oscari is a scheme which is run from the Church Of Christ, Colledge Street in Riddings. It offers a multitude of help and support including a community pantry where residents in need can purchase food and other products at very discounted rates. The initiative also runs craft sessions and a foodbank.
A spokesman for the organisation said this week: “We shall be opening the Saturday pantry twice a month from now on. The dates are to be confirmed.”
They added: “Please also note that due to having a lot more variety and stock and the increase in prices, the Saturday shop will be increasing to £7.50.
“This extra charge is to cover the cost of food we are buying in and also our overheads. We hope you understand.”
The pantry, which has recently had a refurbishment carried out by its band of volunteers, is also open on Tuesdays from 10am until 1pm.

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