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 that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

The Pantry stock’s a range of essential items, from store cupboard staples, like pasta, tinned tomatoes, and coffee, to fruit and vegetables, and baked goods. Over time we expect to be able to offer a wider range of food and essentials. Our stock will mainly be provided by Fareshare, a food redistribution charity, and by other local supermarkets and food providers.

Anyone can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. They can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food. Members also have the option of paying a solidarity price of £3.50 per shop, to fund a small number of subsidised memberships.

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Visit us at 488 Cathcart Road, Govanhill, G42 7BX 

Opening Hours:

Monday: 1.00 – 4.00pm
Tuesday: 1.00 – 4.00pm
Wednesday: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Thursday: 1.00 –
Friday: 10.00 – 1.00pm

How to Join

If you are interested in becoming a member, please pop into the Pantry to fill in an application form. We will need to see some form of ID, (e.g. a driving licence or passport) and proof of address (e.g .a utility bill) to process your application. If you don’t have these, please get in touch to discuss other options.

Click to download our membership form and members terms and conditions.

How to Find us:

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


 Like other shops, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we will be using a number of measures to keep you and others safe:

  • Only 2 customers can be in the Pantry at a time.
  • Masks must be put on before entering the Pantry.
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times. 
  • A one-way system will be in operation.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available to use when entering and leaving the Pantry.

How to get involved

We are always looking for new volunteers! Email Fi at if you would like to get involved. 

Are you interested in learning about growing nutritious food within an urban environment? Come and join our group of gardening volunteers who spend time growing food, running soup kitchens and learning about sustainable gardening. Every fortnight there is an opportunity to attend a workshop where you can learn about garden planning, composting, growing fruit and vegetables, herbalism and fermentation. Additionally to these workshops, we also have a weekly maintenance session which takes place on a Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00pm.


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.”

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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.