On Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and Fridays from 10:00 am -12:00 noon, we run "Yardley Wood Pantry", a community food store run by volunteers for the benefit of local people.
Pantry operates as a membership scheme and aims to help people make their money go further by:
- reducing food shopping bills (members can save over £500 each year)
- providing advice and support
- developing skills
Membership of Yardley Wood Pantry is for local individuals and families that find it hard to make ends meet each week.
For a membership fee of £5 a week, members can choose ten items from the ‘Pantry shop’, which would have a retail value of around £20. The Pantry shop stocks tinned and packet foods, refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh fruit and vegetables and many usual store favourites. It also stocks some household products such as toiletries and cleaning products.
If you are able to donate, please bring items to church before 11:00 am on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Items we need are generally dried, tinned or other non perishables such as coffee, sugar, cereals. Tinned fish, meat, fruit, soup or vegetables. Cooking oil, basmati rice, dog & cat food and carrier bags.
Thanks to all those at Yardley Wood Baptist Church and other neighbourhood churches, Millpool Hill Church (Alcester Road South), Christ Church (Yardley Wood), Holy Cross (Billesley), Maypole Methodist Church, St. Peters (Hall Green), Immanuel Church Highters Heath, Shirley Baptist Church and Hall Green Baptist Church.
....Also a big ThankYou to : Narthex (Sparkhill), FareShare Midlands, Browns Chemist Yardley Wood, Billesley Neighbourhood Policing Team, Betel Furniture superstore Yardley Wood, Grendon and Billesley Nursey and Family Centre, Disability Resource Centre, Warstock Community Centre.
Thanks for the ongoing support of MP Steve McCabe, Councillors Adam Higgs, Phil Davis and Lucy Seymour-Smith.
....To our local schools, Grendon Primary School, Highters Heath Primary School, Yardley Wood Community Primary School.
....And finally, for financial and operational support we are grateful to Thrive Together Birmingham, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Stockport Homes and Church Action on Poverty.
Without the support of all of you mentioned and many others, we would not have been able to make Your Local Pantry at YWBC such a big success in providing help, fellowship and essential food provision for those in need in our local communty.