Our Community Pantry has shelves of tins, dried goods and hygiene products, plus a fridge freezer stocked with perishables.
Many items are donated by stall holders at Stroud Farmers Market and other local producers and growers, but some we buy in with the aid of donations and grants – this enables us to stock what we know people want, not just what we are given!
Everything in our Pantry is available on a pay as you can basis. All donations are extremely welcome and help to keep the project going. However, if you can’t afford to pay, that is fine.
Community Pantry Opening Hours
Open 9 – 11am
Open 3:00 – 3:30pm
Our Community Pantry is available for everyone
The Trinity Rooms Community Pantry is part of an international movement aiming to combat food inequality and food waste. Our Community Pantry aims to stop food being thrown away and to redistribute it to those that need it.
We are part of the Community Fridge Network Hubbub and part of the Network of Stroud Hubs NoSH.
Fresh high quality food for our community
One of our key aims is to tackle the environmental crisis and to create a sustainable future for people and planet. We believe that the resources we take from the earth should be honoured and appreciated and not wasted.
Each Saturday we collect unsold food from Stroud Farmers’ Market at the end of trading.
We also have a Buy One, Give One scheme – in other words people can buy some produce for themselves from the market and buy something extra to donate to the Community Pantry. This is similar to the way people buy food for the Food Bank in supermarkets, except it supports local growers and goes directly to local people.
Other Community Pantries
The food collected is shared between our community pantry, Top of Town hub, the Trinity Rooms weekly Community Cafe, our monthly Repair Cafe, and the Independence Trust who run a weekly cafe at the Trinity Rooms.
We are immensely grateful to all the Farmers Market stallholders and organisers who donate so generously.