Affordable food, with dignity and friendship
The KingsGate Student Pantry is a not-for-profit social venture partnership between KingsGate Church and Kingston University (Staff & Students). Students pay a small amount each visit (£5), and receive approximately £20-£25 worth of goods, from a range of food (including fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen and chilled food, meat, dairy, vegetarian and vegan products, alongside a supply of tins and packets) and non-food items (such as household and personal hygiene items). Items will be sourced from surplus, bulk purchasing and donations.
In addition to accessing the pantry goods, students will be able to engage in wrap-around support including:
- A warm space for students to relax and build relationships with free refreshments
- Pastoral support to those who would like to access
- Signposting to University provision (such as hardship funds, mental health support), church support, activities and other local support as appropriate
- Recipes and cooking demonstrations of simple, low cost, healthy meals
Would you like to attend?
Just turn up between 1.30-3.15pm on Sundays during term time. (last entry is 3.20pm) with your student ID badge, a couple of carrier bags and £5 card/cash. You can find us by going down the little side street in between KFC and the Kings Tunn pub! We promise you a warm welcome.
Postcode: KT1 1QT
Would you like to help?
We would love you to consider supporting KingsGate Student Pantry in any of the following ways:
- Would you like to volunteer (on a rota basis) either on Sundays, or midweek with sorting donations? Click the button below to volunteer
- There is a donation point for non-perishable goods and/or good quality fruit and vegetables every Sunday which you can find next to the fridge and freezer. Please note that we are unable to take donations of meat/dairy products.
- Would you like to support the pantry financially with a one-off or monthly donation? Please go to our designated giving page by clicking the button below.
Are you a business or do you know of businesses that might be interested in donating products, finance or services? Please let us know and help us start a conversation with them by clicking the ‘Join’ button below.