Last April, I visited The Pantry in Bude, when the idea was still in its infancy. The link takes you to that article. The Pantry started from the premise that anyone’s lives can be turned upside down in an instant, so offers help and support, practical, and emotional, where needed.
Now, The Pantry has now come on leaps and bounds, with its own website, where it says:
The Pantry in Bude is a very special place. None of us knows what life has in store for us just around the corner. No matter who you are or what your situation you never know when you might need a helping hand, some moral support, a little guidance – or just a cuppa tea and a shoulder to cry on. Us ladies running The Pantry have had struggles of our own and know just how quickly circumstances and needs can change. We want to inspire the community to support each other, open-armed and without judgement.
Essentially our goal is to be a “One Stop Shop”, run by both volunteers and professionals, offering a safe place with advice, support, friendship and access to services. Practically we want to provide emergency food parcels, a Baby supplies bank and “interview ready” clothes and practical advice. We would love more volunteers and supplies, we will offer valuable work experience and we are totally committed to the community and believe that by working, learning and supporting each other we can achieve incredible things.
Practical things like emergency food parcels (no questions asked – no tokens to present – we don’t judge), sanitary products, supplies for your Baby – the things you need, now! Work Experience, help with your next step, encouragement and help towards your future (see the website for the full range).
As we currently support Bude Sea Pool and Bude Animal Free Research with our free ads, we decided to offer another one for 2020.
Only The Pantry applied and they are a great cause, so they get a year’s free advertising with us as a community venture/charity which will start today. A warm welcome to The Pantry from Bude & Beyond.