People's Pantry

Tackling Food Inequality

Improving Diet

Improving Health & Wellbeing

The People’s Pantry

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About The Pantry

The People’s Pantry is a membership-led shop providing access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food, as well as household essentials. Anyone who lives in the G41/G42 postcode areas can become a Pantry member for £6 a year. After joining, members can shop weekly for £4 and fill their baskets with purchases up to the value of £30.

About Our Stock

We always have a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide selection of dried goods, toiletries and household items. We also stock chilled and frozen items which vary week by week. Our stock is mainly provided by Fareshare, a food redistribution charity, and by local supermarkets, food providers, and local growers.

How To Join

Our membership places are currently full, but we are operating a waiting list. If you would like to be added to this, please either visit us in store or email your name and contact number. We will be in touch as soon as a place becomes available to arrange an appointment to sign you up as a member.

How You Can Help

Members have the option of paying a solidarity price of £5 per shop. That extra £1 will help the Pantry fund a small number of subsidised memberships for people who can’t afford it. Anyone can make a donation through JustGiving. Every penny will let us continue providing affordable healthy food to the community. If you have any ideas about the running of The People’s Pantry, or would like to get involved as a volunteer, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

Opening Hours:

Monday: 1pm– 4.00pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday: 2:30 – 5.30pm
Thursday: 1pm– 4pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm

Volunteering:
Carafin Street Gardening Project

If you enjoy gardening or you’d like to learn more about seed sowing, planting, harvesting, and all about plants, you can take part in our gardening workshops on Carafin Street. Help take care of 43 raised beds!

Free Food Stall

Our free food stalls is not taking place currently. It usually takes place on Victoria Road next to Lidl. You can enjoy our soups and salads made with food from The Pantry. You can also volunteer for this project and help with the running of the stall when it returns.

The Hidden Kitchen
If you picked up a home cooked meal from the People’s Pantry on a Tuesday in 2023 then you’ve eaten some of the excellent cooking from the Hidden Kitchen team at The Hidden Gardens. In 2024 we are running an 11 week programme of veggie cooking social sessions on Thursdays from 10.30am – 1.30pm.
Fill in our participant application form by clicking HERE
Please note that there are limited participant spaces available, and we will prioritise applications from those who are at risk or experiencing difficulties.
The People’s Pantry

To volunteer at The People’s Pantry fill out this form. 

For more information on volunteering at The People’s Pantry contact: volunteer@govanhillbaths.com

Survey

We would like to thank our members for participating in our survey between January 16, 2023 and January 27, 2023. We have managed to survey 100 people.
We are grateful for your trust and appreciation of our services. 30% of you mentioned “value for money” as the best thing about the Pantry, followed by “good variety of stock” – 20%, “friendly staff” – 20%, “quality of food” – 16%, “community” – 8%, and “local access” – 6%. We are humbled that 90% of you ranked our services as important and very important to your daily lives. We will continue to deliver our best and improve our services wherever possible!

Click to view the full survey results.

Get in touch

Please email: peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

Volunteering
Funders and Partners

Aviva Fund; The Folio Trust; The People’s Postcode Trust; Glasgow Community Fund; Reach Bank of Scotland; Glasgow City Council (GCC); Foundation Scotland; Govanhill Housing Association (GHA); Southside Housing Association (SHA); Charities Aid Foundation (CAF); two eight seven bakery; Big Bear Bakery; Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (halal chicken); Unite The Union; and, many more individual people as well as groups.

How to Find us

You can find our shop at: 488 Cathcart Road, Govanhill, G42 7BX

News

Zero Waste Scotland has published an article on the People’s Pantry.

Our Community Engagement Officer, Alexandra Krausse, says in the piece: “The Pantry aims at facilitating people to regain control over what they choose to eat and how. We also wanted to bring an element of sharing and, most important, foster individuals’ stewardship towards the whole process.”

Click to read the whole piece.

Help Support The Pantry!

You can help our work by making a donation. Every penny will let us continue providing affordable healthy food to the community. Clicking the button below will take you to our JustGiving page.