Smethwick CAN (Church Action Network) was formed in 2014 to jointly set up a food bank. Since then, they have developed a wide range of food action initiatives, including an allotment, a community café, and delivering cooking and shopping lessons.
Smethwick Pantry is a community group for people living in the area. For just a few pound a week, members can have access to affordable food. The Pantry will be opened by Smethwick CAN on Thursday, 21 January 2020 between 11 am and 1 pm, at Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick B66 3AP. The initiative is a joint response from Smethwick churches to tackle poverty, increase aspiration, provide opportunities and support the most vulnerable.
Your Local Pantry will offer food bank users choice and dignity, and is viewed as a great move-on option from food bank. Other local residents will also be able to become members. The aim is to develop Your Local Pantry into an integrated, welcoming, community space.
If you would like to attend the launch please RSVP to Smethwick_Library@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 4940.
Enquries regarding Your Local Pantry shoud be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.