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The Scottish Pantry Network joins the Sustain alliance

Sustain is delighted to announce its latest member to join the alliance, as both organisations seek to build a food system which allows for greater access to high quality, locally-sourced food for all.

Jams, tinned fruit and other pantry items. Credit: Linus Boman | Shutterstock

Jams, tinned fruit and other pantry items. Credit: Linus Boman | Shutterstock

Sustain’s board of trustees and members have approved the application of The Scottish Pantry Network (TSPN) to join the alliance.

TSPN’s mission is to support and develop their network of pantries as they come together to try and tackle the impact of food insecurity and food loss.

Developing pantries as community led hubs, focusing on food knowledge, health improvement, financial wellbeing, and employability is key to the success of this. The network also supports the redistribution of quality food that would otherwise go to waste and to influence policy on the use and supply of available food using the dignity principles.

Mandy Morgan, CEO of TSPN says:

We are eager to join forces with Sustain to contribute to the collective effort in building a society where every individual can enjoy access to high-quality, affordable, locally sourced food. This vision aligns closely with our values and goals, as we recognise the vital role that accessible and sustainable food systems play in creating healthier communities and a more resilient future. Together with Sustain, we aim to work collaboratively towards this shared vision, promoting equitable access to nourishing food for all.

Ben Reynolds, Deputy CEO of Sustain, added:

We warmly welcome the Scottish Pantry Network to the alliance, and look forward to seeing how we can learn more from their work as much as they can benefit from joining the alliance. The challenges for people accessing nutritious food have not been so stark for generations, and only by working together can we understand, and ultimately enact, the best ways to tackle them. 

Published Thursday 5 October 2023

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