Putting the heart in communities

The People’s Pantry

A community lead service to reduce food insecurity and food waste in Ashford, Kent and Rural Rother, East Sussex.

‘It started with a fridge.’

Our community lead Peoples Pantry began with one community fridge in 2019 at Repton Connect Community Centre.

We have grown to become one of Ashford’s main providers, supporting people experiencing food insecurity. We now support over 12,000 people per year. After an amazing fundraising campaign in 2022 we purchased an E-Van and our community shop sessions are now mobile, visiting  rural locations with poor transport links. If you can’t get to us, we’ll come to you!



Based in the Community Square at the back of Repton Connect Community Centre, you’ll find our beautifully fitted Community Shop.

Rural Rother

East Sussex

People were telling us they needed support in Rural Rother but couldn’t get to us in Ashford so we thought, lets get on the road!

For more information or to make a donation please contact us using the following options:

Huge thanks to all of our supporters including Metrobank, Fareshare and Ashford Hygiene Bank and InKind Direct.

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