Our vision is to sustainably feed the people of Ashton both physically and spiritually
We opened Ashton Pantry, a Church Wigan food outlet, on 4th May 2021 in one side of the church hall. This is only a temporary arrangement as we are working towards setting up a purpose built food pantry and commercial grade kitchen in the middle of the two wings of the hall. We are a Real Junk Food Project working with other pantries in Church Wigan and supported by a great team of volunteers! Our intercepted food coming from Fur Clemt, the Real Junk Food Project, local warehouses, supermarkets, local fast food outlets and any other sources we can find. This food may be close to its best before date or beyond in some case, but is perfectly edible and too good to throw away! We don’t ever provide food past its use by date.
The pantry is open on
- Tuesdays 11-12
- Thursdays 3-4
- Saturdays 11-12
- Sunday 3-4
We operate on a #PayAsYouFeel basis with an annual membership subscription of £5 and we ask for a minimum contribution of £3 per visit towards our running costs (we need to buy much of the food). We let people know if we have an abundance of certain items and other information on our Facebook page. All donations over this £3 go towards our plans
- for a purpose built pantry open five times a week
- twice weekly community café using intercepted food
- provision of cooking classes to help build people’s confidence to cook from scratch using ingredients from the pantry.
If you would like to support our building project, you can donate here