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Cost of Living - Abbi from The Mobile Community Pantry

The Cost of Living Podcast

Wednesday, 7 February 2024 - 15 minutes

A new travelling community pantry has launched on the Island to help people who are struggling with the rising cost of food.

The Aspire Mobile Community Pantry will start visiting designated sites in Cowes, Lake and Freshwater on specific mornings.

Residents using the travelling pantry will be asked to pay £5 on each visit, allowing them to take their pick of the non-perishable food on offer with a minimum value of at least £15.

The mobile pantry aims to give those struggling to afford food a helping hand by providing groceries and other essential items at a lower price than can be found in supermarkets.

The pantry is being supported by the Isle of Wight Council through its connect4communities programme, with Household Support Funding from the Department for Work and Pensions.

For more information about the Aspire Mobile Community Pantry, please contact reception@aspireryde.org.uk or call 01983 716020.

Further information about the Island's community pantry network, including the mobile pantry, can be found on the council's website.

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