Vote for Lucie’s Pantry
Lucie’s Pantry, our social supermarket, is in the running for a £1k grant as part of the first ever Springboard Heroes Awards from Salix Homes.
Salix Homes has picked four fantastic projects from across its neighbourhoods as the Springboard Heroes finalists. It’s now over to you, the public, to vote for your favourite and the winning project will receive a £1,000 cash boost.
Lucie’s Pantry is run by Emmaus Salford in Pendleton and is one of the first social supermarkets to open in Salford. The Pantry provides a sustainable and affordable source of food and household essentials to members of the community struggling to make ends meet through debt, illness or low income.
A social supermarket model is different to a food bank. People who want to use the not-for-profit store become members of Lucie’s Pantry, paying £2.50 per week and are able to choose 10 items to the value of approximately £15.
There's already more than 80 households on the waiting list wanting to join the pantry and the £1,000 prize money will help expand the project to support even more people in Salford.