Frequently asked questions
What is a pantry
Pantries are located in local communitites and for a small membership fee heavily discounted food.
Many of the pantries mentioned on this website also provide guidance and support on topics related to food insecurity, such as bills, benefits, unemployment, and mental health, among others.
Please contact your local pantry to learn about the latest changes and events!
What if i don't have money ?
If you are struggling with the cost of the weekly shop and have no means to pay , please feel free to use the link below for help and support with food.
Glasgow local food services 👇
Glasgow Helps – 0141 276 1185 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)
Outside Glasgow food sevrices 👇
How many times a week can I visit a pantry ?
As many times as you need, please check the opening days and times on the location page.
How much does it cost ?
Each pantry sets it’s own charge for a weekly shop, raning from £2.50 to £3.50.
What do I get for £2.50 - £3.50
You get around £10 – £15 worth of food.
What kind of produce do our pantries have?
Our pantry operates on a surplus basis, which means that the food they receive in bulk is not always consistent in product; however, pantry’s will have a variety of food to choose from, from frozen to no-frozen.
Healthy food is a priority in our pantries, therefore many pantries stock produce that will assure a healthy diet, not simply a low-cost one.
Who can use the pantry ?
Anyone can use the pantry, you do not have to meet a criteria, to find out more about the pantry please contact them directly.
Where are you located?
We now have 22 locations across the central belt of Scotland. Please refer to our location map for more information.
What are your opening times?
The stores all set their own opening times, these are displayed on our website.
Where does your food come from?
Our food comes from FareShare Glasgow and the West, which is a franchise of the national organisation FareShare UK. FareShare collects surplus food and redistributes it to community food organisations including the pantries.
To make a pantry work, a large or above FareShare membership must be secured, this is done through an application process to FareshareGWS.
It should be noted that TSPN has no control over FareShareGWS membership process.
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