H.I COMMUNITY CENTRE PANTRY is committed to assisting families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. We aim to both assist in providing food and also minimise food waste.
The Pantry is a membership food club helping you to SAVE money on your bills, which will help budgets go further with our rising household bills. Membership is limited to those who meet the eligibility criteria. If you are struggling to feed your family or yourself and live on Hayling Island we can help.
All you have to do is fill out a registration form, wait to be approved, meet the friendly team & grab your weekly shop for just £6.
PICK UP A MEMBERSHIP REQUEST FORM FROM THE PANTRY AT THE LIBRARY OR HAYLING ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE
We have teamed up with Olio, Fareshare, Sainsburys, UK Harvest, Morrisons and Heidis in West Town to receive goods, as well as donated and short shelf-life products, therefore avoiding any food waste.
Please find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HAYLINGISLANDCOMMUNITYCENTREFOODSUPPORT for more details, news & photos.
If you would like to support either of these schemes, donations of food or toiletries would be very much appreciated. Alternatively, donations can be made by BACS to Barclays, account number 30237949 sort code 20 69 34 account name Hayling Island Community Centre. All memberships and donated funds will be ploughed back into the scheme to keep it running.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, your support has been overwhelming, and it is fantastic to see everyone working together.
THE PANTRY AND FOOD BANK FOLLOW COVID-19 GUIDELINES.
THANK YOU TO:
ALL THE LOVELY PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS.
Fantastic opportunity to plan your Christmas Day lunch and pay for it as well! Sign up using the QR code.
The Community Pantry are inviting you to a Christmas Workshop on 6th December 2023 2 hours, 10am to 12pm with a £25 gift voucher on completion.
The course is aimed at adults over 19 years old who do not have a Level 2 maths qualification. However, places are also open to those that lack numeracy confidence or have experienced a 'skills fade' in their numeracy knowledge.
Community Fridge launches on Hayling Island as part of Co-op and Hubbub’s commitment to expand network across the UK
Aims to reduce food waste and bring community together
The first Community Fridge on Hayling Island was officially launched last month by Hayling Island Community Centre Association, supported by the environmental charity Hubbub, as part of a new partnership with Co-op to fast-track the expansion of Hubbub’s Community Fridge Network across the UK.
The Community Fridge, which is located in the foyer at Hayling Library, Elm Grove, is one of 100 new community fridges that will be opened over the next year, which are expected to save 6.8 million meals per year from going to waste.
The Community fridge is a waste prevention and food sharing scheme and is open to everyone on Hayling without any need to be referred or having to prove eligibility - to access fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
The fridge will enable residents and local businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted. This is a separate scheme to the Community Centre’s food pantry, also situated in a room at the library, which is only open to members needing food support. Both schemes will work closely together to help tackle food poverty and reduce food waste.
The new fridge builds on the success of the existing 150 fridges in the Community Fridge Network, which redistribute on average of almost 6,000 meals per fridge each month.
Tania Jones from Hayling Island Community Centre said: “Community Fridges are a wonderful concept and we’re delighted to host the first for Hayling. All our visitors are welcome to get involved, whether by giving or receiving food or coming along to library to find out more”
Steve Murrells, Co-op Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Thanks to our members and customers, we’re delighted to be partnering with Hubbub to expand its community fridge network into [area]. It’s an innovative scheme to bring communities together, empowering people towards community-led food solutions that will help to build community resilience.
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