A community food pantry which welcomes residents across the Borough has been supported by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC’s) Reach Rushcliffe project, assisting their efforts to reduce food waste, food mileage and support the local community.
The Ruddington Pantry project has become increasingly popular as it reaches out to provide surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, close to sell by date products and local produce reducing food miles.
It also provides an inclusive social space that brings people from the local community together, further tackling social isolation and loneliness within the Borough.
RBC is pleased to further support the voluntary efforts of those who run the group with the funding designed to assist projects who help those who are vulnerable, socially isolated or lonely.
The new funding enabled organisers Carol Jaggers and Gwen Eyre to purchase a large chest freezer which is vital for increasing the amount of food that can be frozen and distributed at the sessions.
Our Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan and the Mayor Cllr Tina Combellack met the co-ordinators and volunteers at the Pantry last week to see how the community fridge is making a difference to local residents.