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Q&A

Perry’s Pantry Q&A
 

Who are Perry’s Pantry Foodbank?

We are an independent foodbank and pantry service operating in South Manchester.

What do we do and who can get a food parcel?

We provide weekly food parcels to people financially struggling or facing food poverty, regardless of if you work or receive a benefit, if you are struggling you will qualify for some support from us.

How can you get a food parcel?

If you require support from our foodbank please contact a local professional such as Citizens advice, local councillor, GP, health visitor, school etc who can refer you to our foodbank, please explain they will be required to fill out a form, the link for the form is: www.perryspantry.org/refer

What is included in a food parcel?

A food parcel will usually include-

  • Soup

  • Juice

  • Biscuits

  • UHT Milk

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Tinned Meats

  • Pasta and Rice

  • Tinned Vegetables

  • Pasta and Curry Sauces

  • Cereal or Breakfast bars

  • Tinned fruit and pudding

  • Lentils, beans and pulses
     

We also try to include sanitary products for people who require it and other hygiene products. Sometimes we include fresh items such as eggs, bread, butter, meat / vegetarian alternatives, fridge and frozen foods and other items but this all depends on donations and what we have at the time.
 

Do you help people with dietary requirements?

Yes, we help provide food to anyone, including those with a range of dietary requirements from Halal to gluten free, although these may be a little more limited.
Please make sure to let us know if you have any dietary requirements before we do your parcel so we can ensure your parcel is suitable for you to eat.

What areas do you cover?

We are based in Chorlton, South Manchester however we welcome most people from any area in Manchester if they can collect and struggle to find a foodbank or service closer to them.

What is the difference between the food bank and the pantry?

Food bank: The food bank is a short term food poverty solution, there to support anyone who currently has no income, extremely low income, homeless or waiting on benefit changes.

Pantry Scheme: The pantry is a long term solution to support anyone facing food poverty, struggling financially or on a low income to help provide a weekly food parcel at a reasonable nominal fee.

Bronze Package £5 a week 
Silver Package £8 a week
Gold Package £11 a week

Platinum Package £15 a week

MORE INFO ON OUR PANTRY SCHEME CAN BE FOUND VIA THE LINK 'PANTRY' AT THE TOP BAR.
 

How long can I receive a food parcel for?
Our short term food bank you will need a referral and you will receive two free food & hygiene parcels and then given the option to move onto our pantry scheme. 
You can use our short term free foodbank up to 6 times in one year.

 

Or if you want to join our Pantry scheme there are no limits to how long you can sign up for our pantry scheme, you do not need a referral and you will receive one food parcel every week until you no longer require support. If you are wishing to join our Pantry scheme please let us know. 
 

Do I need to show proof of income / financial hardship?

No. However, in exceptional circumstances for example (In urgent need of a food parcel and cannot get hold of a professional body to refer you) we may then ask if you have any proof of your income/financial hardship to rush through a referral for you.

If you struggle long term we can also look at sign posting specialist agencies that can better understand your needs and possibly help you further, these agencies may be able to offer you advice that may help your finances etc.

Can you deliver?

Unfortunately we do not offer delivery at this moment, however this may change in the future.

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