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Penny Lane Pantry celebrates its first birthday!

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Anna Jones, Food Sharing Officer, Stockport Homes; Leanne Benfold, Stockport Homes customer and volunteer at Penny Lane Pantry; Carol Howe, Stockport Homes customer and volunteer at Penny Lane Pantry. Anna Jones, Food Sharing Officer, Stockport Homes; Leanne Benfold, Stockport Homes customer and volunteer at Penny Lane Pantry; Carol Howe, Stockport Homes customer and volunteer at Penny Lane Pantry.

 Penny Lane Pantry, a not-for-profit community food store located in Lancashire Hill, Stockport has celebrated its first birthday. The pantry’s members pay £2 per week and in return can choose at least 10 items from a wide selection of groceries – often worth more than £15 at retail value!

In the last 12 months the pantry has helped over 140 households, been visited in excess of 2,000 times and redistributed over £32,000 worth of food to its members. The pantry is run by local community volunteers and the team have contributed an amazing 1,000 hours to working in the pantry helping customers or in the stock room taking deliveries.

The pantry birthday cake was provided by ‘Free Cakes for Kids’ a community service for families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child. The cakes are baked by volunteers from your local community with your son or daughter’s favourite theme or style.

Anna Jones, Food Sharing Officer, Stockport Homes said, “It has been a fantastic first year for Penny Lane Pantry. The pantry has made such a difference to the lives of residents at Lancashire Hill. We are looking forward to another successful year.”

For more information on the pantry or Free Cakes for Kids, please contact Anna Jones, Food Sharing Officer on 0161 474 4760 or visit www.stockporthomes.org/pantry

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