RAMH REstore Community Pantry
Months on from opening its doors, the RAMH REstore Community Pantry initiative is ensuring that every last morsel of food around us is going to good use.
RAMH REstore’s Community Pantry continues to make surplus food available to the local community. Since launching earlier this year, there are now 470 members who have made use of just under £14,000 worth of food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
The Community Pantry makes use of food that’s been donated by supermarkets and greengrocers by making it available to anyone in Renfrewshire who wants it. This reduces waste and makes food available at a more affordable price.
If you’re wondering how it all works, it’s just £1 to join and then a £2.50 membership fee every time you shop with us. You’ll get £15 worth of food. Open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am–3pm at 24 Causeyside Street, Paisley, a unit which is perhaps best known to locals as the former Mothercare store.
As the food is all surplus, it will change week to week but it currently consists of dairy, chilled products, various tinned goods, vegetables and some fruit. Members pick their own foods when they come to the pantry and there’s a more robust explanation of how this works when you come in store.
In addition to those who’d benefit from the service, you can also donate to the pantry if you’re a local business that has food to spare.
Please contact en*******@ra**.org if you’d like to discuss the work of the RAMH REstore Community Pantry further and to find out what you can do to minimise food waste in our communities. For more information about the work that RAMH does including mental health support, visit their website. RAMH supports people across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire in their recovery from mental ill health.