At our last C2S quarterly Cheese Club held at The Hotel Du Vin, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire we heard from Cordell Ray, CEO of CCP about their fantastic new initiative – The Pantry. Its another fantastic idea by CCP to support vulnerable people and those living on the povery line. The figures are very sobering and get worse every year with so many families living in poverty right here in Gloucestershire. The Pantry is the a new initiave which allows vulnerable people to have choice, purchase healthy food, learn to create healthy meals, be connected to the community and to build their confidence and skills to enable them to improve their lives. Those families registered with this initiative will be given a weekly time slot when they can shop at the Pantry and received goods to the value of £22.00 for £3.50, this includes fresh produce grown from the CCP allotments and donated, fresh meat and fish, frozen foods and toiletries, nappies, cleaning products and everything we would want in our shopping bags.
The Pantry is located in CCP HQ at 301 High Street, Chelteham, Glos. Anyone wanting to support this initiative and donate food, toiletries or house hold goods will be very welcome. All you need to do is drop your donations off to the CCP reception or the Pantry and the volunteers will stock the shelves ready for their next customers. This is a fantastic idea and is supported by cooking lessons delivered by the Willgly Worm charity, provided on site in the CCP Kitchen. All freshly cooked meals are available for the Pantry customers and used to feed homeless and vulneratble people – it’s a win/win and a fantastic idea! So when you next get offered Buy One -Get One Free products and you think …. I don’t need that as I wont use it – take it and donate it to the CCP Pantry and support this fantastic Initiavive, if you grow fruit and Veg and have an abundance – drop off your donations.
Food parcels handed out to people are generally full of high sugar/high fat products and not a healthy option for people, just simply handed out with no choice or dignity. The CCP Pantry way allows people to chose the healthy options, learn how to cook healthy food and have choice in planning healthy meals and look forward to a family meal everyone will enjoy.
Big congratulations to Cordell and the team at CCP for working so hard on this project and the launch of this fantastic initiative. If you’d like to find out more or get involved please contact:
Cheltenham 1st Stop, 301 High Street
Big thank you PSU Technology for sponsoring this event and for all those that donated to CCP on the day. Photos of this event are on the C2S photo gallery https://www.circle2success.com/photo-gallery/?album=21063 .Please check out all events coming up on our website www.circle2success.com
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The Next Bristol Cheese Club at The Ivy.
The Next Gloucestershire Cheese Club at Hotel Du Vin.
11th October 2019 – https://www.circle2success.com/events/gloucestershire-cheese-club/
The Next Worcestershire Cheese Club at Mount Pleasant .
29th November 2019 – https://www.circle2success.com/events/worcestershire-cheese-club/