Yateley Industries opened their Community Pantry in March 2021. The pantry is located at Mill Lane, Yateley.
The Community Pantry is funded by Hampshire County Council and Hart District Council. It has been set up to help families and individuals who need extra support to manage their budget by providing food, grocery, and some hygiene/cleaning items at reduced prices.
The aim is to encourage local residents to visit the pantry where shoppers will find a range of fresh, frozen and general foods available on a weekly basis.
Membership is available to anyone who needs it. Shoppers pay a £5 membership per visit and can choose food, grocery, and hygiene/cleaning items worth at least £15, although this is often much more.
Community Pantries provides a service to help people manage their budget and get back on their feet. This complements food banks who can provide provisions in emergency for people in crisis.
As a member of the pantry people can access the
following for the membership fee of £5 per visit:
- A number of store cupboard items, fridge and freezer items and hygiene/cleaning products
- Fresh fruit, veg, salad and bread (Items vary each week)
- Support and signposting to other support where required
- On special occasions we sometimes have additional items to provide our members e.g., Easter eggs
- If someone is struggling for cooking equipment, we also have other items available to be given to members in need.
- The pantry is open 10am until 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Food is donated from local supermarkets and organisations and the pantry is staffed by our team of wonderful volunteers from the local community.
HOW TO APPLY
WHAT WE DO
Living at Yateley
At Yateley, we can provide accommodation for adults with disabilities. There is a variety of residential housing units available and some of our residents have been living with us for over 30 years. You can either contact us directly or via a Social Worker to find out more about living at Yateley.
Working at Yateley
Our factory at Yateley provides a safe and friendly environment where adults with disabilities can work and be part of a team. We value all our employees and provide support and encouragement for people to reach their potential at work.
Our workshop at Yateley has specialised packing and cutting machines and we can provide shrink wrapping, packaging or light assembly services. Some of our projects have included bottling glue, packing hair products, assembling small motor parts or lighting components, labelling CDs and mailshots.
We can help adults with disabilities or health conditions to find work. We have a specialist team who can work with employers and clients to provide support for their individual needs. Clients must meet the criteria for eligibility to access the scheme.
Our charity shop is based on the High Street at Hartley Witney, all profits go to Yateley Industries. We welcome donations of clothes and household items, including books and games. Come along and shop or chat with us about volunteering opportunities.
Our Community Pantry is available to anyone who needs support with their weekly grocery shop. No referral is needed to become a member and pay a small weekly fee to receive at least 10 items of groceries, including fresh fruit and vegetables and some household items. The pantry is stocked by donations from local supermarkets and staffed by volunteers.