Double Co-op boost for People’s Pantry

Hard-working volunteers at The People’s Pantry in Market Weighton have been given a double boost by the Co-op.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:45 am
Prize winner Chris Powney with Helen Slater (The People’s Pantry) and Amy Robson (centre) representing the Co-op store at North Ferriby.

It has become the latest organisation to benefit from becoming a Foodshare partner by the store at North Ferriby, receiving surplus food such as bakery items.

The pantry has also been chosen to receive a hamper of Fairtrade products after the store ran a quiz among customers to mark Fairtrade Fortnight in February.

The winner, Chris Powney of Welton, wanted to donate the prize to a food bank and it was offered to the charity.

Helen Slater of The People’s Pantry said: “We’re currently supporting 64 families in Market Weighton and double that overall with our services in Pocklington and Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor.

“We’re so grateful to the Co-op and to Chris for helping us give much-needed assistance to other people in East Yorkshire.”