The Pantry at the MJ Awards 2024!

28/06/24

We are so pleased that the Purfleet Pantry been recently recognised at the national MJ Awards in London!

MJ Awards

What are the MJ Awards?

The MJ Awards are national awards which celebrate stars in local government.

At the MJ Awards, The Purfleet Pantry was Highly Commended in the ‘Transforming Lives’ category. It is wonderful to see the project commended as it is testament to all of our hard work over the past 2 years!

MJ Awards

Working with Our Partners

At the start of 2023, Purfleet began work on the Purfleet Pantry. We have worked closely with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and Norfolk Community Foundation’s Nourishing Norfolk Network to launch the the Pantry – King’s Lynn’s first food hub.

At the start of last year, the Purfleet Pantry was a disused building on South Gates. Since then, we have transformed the Pantry into a dynamic and exciting community hub which provides affordable food and access to furniture, essentials, services and drop-in clinics.

MJ Awards

Our Impact Over the Past Year

Since we opened the Purfleet Pantry in May 2023, it has made a huge impact in the community. We have:

  • Supported over 1000 people
  • Supported 260 families with children under 12
  • Provided food that’s on average 38% cheaper than a supermarket equivalent
  • Helped over 400 people access the Household Support Fund
  • Had over 10,000 individual shops
  • Had an average of 77 people sign up every month

We are delighted that the impact of thre Purfleet Pantry has been recognised by the MJ Award panel. In 2024, we aim to keep growing and providing even more support to the community which has been so welcoming to us!

We’d like to thank all of our members who have signed up to shop with us. The support of our members means that we can continue to help hundreds of people every month and provide this vital service in the community.

If you’d like to read more about our recent achievement at the MJ Awards, please visit the Lynn News website where an article has been written on us!

Lynn News Article

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