Launch of the Edmonton Green Library Community Pantry

A community food pantry offering heavily discounted prices to address food poverty has been launched.

The food pantry is located at the Edmonton Green Library as part of Enfield Council’s efforts to help people in financial difficulty gain access to healthy food.

Users will pay £4.50 per week and can purchase the equivalent of £20 worth of food.

This is the first of a series of other pantries run by the town hall that will soon open in the borough.

Anyone dependent on the pantry will also have access to social assistance, debt management, and job and vocational training.

The Library Center was decided as the first location after research revealed that residents of the area were most in need of help and support.

Cllr Mary Maguire, Cabinet Member for Finance and Procurement, said, “I am thrilled that the first community food pantry has opened its doors to the residents of Edmonton, who need our help and support the most. our support.

“The general philosophy of Food Pantry is to lend a helping hand, not give alms, as we help those with the most complex needs in our local communities.

“By establishing dedicated community centers located in libraries, we are enabling residents, especially those with more complex needs, to access integrated support in one place.”

To gain access to the pantry, users will be referred by the council’s Welfare and Debt Counseling team, who will carry out an assessment.

The Community Food Pantry will be open Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Norma P. Rex