Emmaus Bolton runs Lucie’s Pantry, a social supermarket which during the pandemic has provided free food packs to families and vulnerable people in need. With increased demand during lockdown Emmaus Bolton is now in need of food donations, particularly tinned goods.

Tony Stephenson, Community Director, said:

“It is extremely sad that in this day and age we regularly hear stories of children going hungry and families that are struggling to fed themselves. The pantry is a vital resource for some of the most impoverished members of the Bolton community – for many it is a lifeline.

Of course, to make this happen we are extremely grateful to all those who help us through donating food or generously volunteering their time in the pantry. We couldn’t run Lucie’s Pantry without local people’s help, and with our food stocks running low we appreciate that help more than ever.”

While Lucie’s Pantry stayed open during the second lockdown, our on-site shops, café and garden centre have only just been permitted to reopen and its collection service for donations has now resumed. We rely on this income to continue supporting the formerly homeless people which make up our community, as well as continue running Lucie’s Pantry and supporting many other local charitable causes.

Lucie’s Pantry is run by volunteers and stocked predominantly by donated goods. Anyone in Bolton who is struggling to make ends meet is eligible to use the pantry, with the £2.50 membership fee currently waived due to the pandemic.

If you’d like to find out more about Lucie’s Pantry, you can ring us at 01204 398056.