Oasis: Pantry

Oasis Pantries are part of a growing network of community pantries in Bath, supplying low cost, high quality food each week to local residents. 

Oasis run two community pantries in Bath, one in the city centre and one in Southdown.

Our Pantry in the city centre is open every Thursday from 1pm-3.30pm in the ground floor of Oasis Church Bath, on The Paragon.

Our Roundhill Pantry in Southdown is open every Monday from 2-4pm, at the Roundhill Centre on Mount Road. We’re really pleased to be partnering with Bath YFC, Southdown Methodist Centre and St Barnabas Church to run this pantry.

Am I eligible?

To become a member and get the full benefits of our Pantry you need to:

  • Live or work within approximately a 15 minute walk of either building
  • Be on a household income of less than £18,000 a year

What can I expect?

There will be a selection of fresh, chilled and store cupboard food and toiletries available each week for you to choose from.

Our volunteers are always on hand to help you shop, and can let you know what we have in stock each week. We often have visitors from other local organisations drop into our sessions, who are available to chat about how they may be able to support you. These include organisations involved in employment and skills, financial and budgeting support, support for families with children, along with others. Watch our video by clicking on the button below, which explains exactly how the pantry works.

How much does it cost?

There are two membership levels:

Level 1 membership, £3 per week – aimed at smaller households, typically you choose around 6 – 8 items items.

Level 2 membership, £5 per week – for that you can select approximately 10-12 items, so we’d recommend that if you’re shopping for more people.

You’ll be able to pay by cash, debit or credit card. This weekly fee covers chilled food, store cupboard foods, toiletries and household items. We provide fruit and vegetables, and some shorter dated items, for free, on top of this fee. This means the total value of your shopping will be around £15 – £25, but will only cost you £3 or £5. The selection of items changes each week based on what we receive in our delivery.

Volunteering with us

If you would like to volunteer with either Oasis Pantry then we’d love you to get in touch! We need volunteers to help us pack away our food delivery and set up each week, as well as people to help our members when we’re open. Just get in touch with us at pantry@oasisbath.org.

What you need to do…

If you’d like to become a member of either one of our pantries, you’ll need to fill in our self-referral form which you can find below. If you’re a professional working with someone who is interested in the pantry you can also fill in this form on their behalf. When we receive your completed form we’ll then be in contact to confirm your place. If you need help filling this in just let us know by emailing pantry@oasisbath.org or texting us on 07984014704 and we’ll be in touch.

 

Self-Referral Form

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