Reducing the cost of living

Reducing the cost of living

James’ Pantry

The increasing cost of living is having a huge impact on everyone but most painfully on those from deprived communities.

Many of those individuals suffering economic inequality are residing in SSJ properties or are accessing one or more of the other services that we offer here at The Society of St James.

James’ Pantry aims to offer a good value, environmentally friendly solution to the cost of living crisis across Southampton and eventually Portsmouth.

We collect surplus food donations from across our geography and make them available, for free, to the Society of St James residents and service users. As we also know that it is not just our service users and residents that are suffering, our staff can also use the Pantry and we charge £5 for 15 items. Since we started in September 2022 we have counted 546 (at Feb 23) visits to the pantry and we are learning how to improve the way we do things all the time.

If you would like to help by volunteering at James’ Pantry, donating food or cash to support growth then please contact us here.

If you need help with the increasing costs of living please find helpful links below:

Southampton Cost of Living Information

Portsmouth Cost of Living Hub

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James' Pantry offers a good value, environmentally friendly solution to the cost of living crisis.