Repton Community Trust
Putting the heart in Repton

People's Pantry

Our People's Pantry project is run by community members to address food insecurity.

Seventy local people formed a Facebook group and have started to run the pantry together.

We provide free donations of food and hygiene items to people in need.

Community Fridge

A Community Fridge is a space where anyone who lives nearby can exchange surplus food.

Our aim is to reduce food waste. We are proud that we opened the first community fridge in Kent and the 65th in the UK!

Hubub is the Community Fridge Network who support us:

HUBBUB

Please note we are only able to accept requests from people living in the Ashford area of Kent.

We've adapted how we do things to ensure we are ‘COVID safe’. Here’s how it works:

How it works

Step 1

If you are in need of food, hygiene, cleaning items or want to visit the community fridge, check out the list below of free items we have in stock

Step 2

Call 01233 80 80 23 or email peoplespantry@reptonct.uk and request the items you need

Step 3

We'll arrange a time slot for you to come and collect them from Repton Connect Community Centre. We'll leave the items outside the door for you or put them in our secure 24-hour lockers (coming soon!).

If you are using the community fridge, we will invite you to the centre at a specific time to choose your items.

No rules, no fuss, no referrals. If you need something, you're welcome to request it.

We haven't forgotten people who aren't able to leave their house. Just contact us and we'll try to help.

If you would like to request items or make a donation, please call 01233 808023 or email peoplespantry@reptonct.uk.

Items available:

Dry Goods

Aptamil Baby milk - Stage 1 first infant milk (1 available)
Burtons biscuits - Chocolate mishapes (35 available)
Cereal - Rice Krispies (3 available)
Cereal - Fruit & Fibre 45g (4 available)
Cow & Gate Baby milk - Stage 1 First infant milk (1 available)
Cup-a-soup - Chicken (3 available)
Cup-a-soup - Tomato (9 available)
Cup-a-soup - Minestrone (9 available)
Dry roasted peanuts - (6 available)
Highland Shortbread - (2 available)
Hot Chilli con carne sachets - (12 available)
Hot Chocolate Powder - (1 available)
Instant Coffee granules - (1 available)
Instant Mashed Potato - (6 available)
Kallo Corn Cakes - (10 available)
Lily O'brien Chocolate - BBE Sep 2020 (5 available)
Long grain rice - Boil in bag (6 available)
Lotus Biscoff Biscuits - Single biscuit packs (30 available)
Lyons green tea bags - Lemon flavour- 40bags (4 available)
Mackerel in Brine - (10 available)
Microwave Mexican rice - (8 available)
Microwave Pilau Rice - (3 available)
Microwave Special Fried Rice - (1 available)
Onion Sauce Sachet - (2 available)
Pasta - Penne (15 available)
Pasta and Sauce packet - Tomato, onion and herb (1 available)
Popchips - Sour cream & onion (7 available)
Porridge - Oatso Simple Sachets 6 in a box (9 available)
Porridge Oats - (2 available)
Pot Noodle - Bombay bad boy (10 available)
Red split lentils - (1 available)
Scottish Tea Bags - 160 in pack (6 available)
Smarties Minis - BBE Sept 2020 (12 available)
Spaghetti - (5 available)
Table Salt - (1 available)
Tapas Snack Box - Serrano ham, sliced chorizo, tomato & oregano dip with tomato flavoued crackers BBE July 2020 (7 available)
Tinned Garden Peas - (10 available)
Whitworths Shots - Choco and Hazelnut BBE Aug 2020 (40 available)

Chilled Goods

We are awaiting a delivery - We don't have any items in this category, but please check back soon.

Hygiene & Sanitary

Antibacterial Handsoap - (169 available)
Aquafresh toothpaste - (36 available)
Baby Barrier Ointment - Protection from Nappy Rash (44 available)
Baby wipes - Huggies Pure (10 available)
Baby wipes - Pampers Sensitive (3 available)
Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume - 200ml (12 available)
Body cream - (1 available)
Body Wash - Geneva Guild (10 available)
Bounty Mum-To-Be Packs - (18 available)
Boxed tissues - (19 available)
Colegate mouthwash - 100ml (12 available)
Colgate Gum Invigorate Detox Mouthwash - 500ml (12 available)
Face Wipes - Sensitive (7 available)
Hand soap - Sensitive (5 available)
Huggies Pull Up Night Pants Girl Medium - Huggies Pull Up Night Pants Girl Medium 28 Pack (4 available)
Impulse body spray - Instant Crush scent 35ml (30 available)
Laundry Detergent - Seventh Generation- Palmorosa and blossom (12 available)
Maxi Towels - 10 pack (2 available)
Molimed Comfort Mini - 28pads (3 available)
Nappies - Huggies daytime pull ups girls Age 1year-2.5years (4 available)
Nappies - Huggies daytime pull ups boys Age 1year-2.5years (4 available)
Nappies - Lupilu Size 2 (1 available)
Nappies - Lupilu size 4 (2 available)
Nappies - Huggies Pull Up Night Pant Boys Medium 28 Pack (4 available)
OGX Biotin & Collagen Hair Conditioner - 88.7ml (24 available)
Panty Liners - 30 pack (5 available)
Shower Gel - Soap & Glory "Clean on me" (44 available)
Shower Gel- Perfume free - Travel Size 50ml (2 available)
Soap - Bar of Soap (5 available)
Tampons - (6 available)
Toilet Rolls - Max 4 rolls per order (5 available)
Tooth Brush (Childs) - Ages 3-6yrs (6 available)
Tooth Paste - (3 available)
Tresemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Shampoo - 400ml (6 available)
Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo - 50ml (12 available)
Vaseline - 100ml (4 available)
Washlets - Andrex Classic Clean Flushable Wipes (14 available)

Miscellaneous

Anchovy Paste - (2 available)
Baby food pouches - Organic pasta bolognese 7+ months (2 available)
Baby food pouches - Beef casserole & vegetables 7+months (2 available)
Baby food pouches - Vegetable casserole with chicken 7+months (2 available)
Baked beans - (20 available)
Baked beans & sausages - (8 available)
Baking Soda - (8 available)
Beef Ravioli - (7 available)
Blackcurrant Cordial - (1 available)
Camp essence - Chicory and coffee (1 available)
Cheese potato bake sauce - (1 available)
Chickpea tins - (10 available)
Chopped Tomatoes with Chilli and peppers - (3 available)
Cif limescale remover - (10 available)
Cif oven & grill cleaner - (11 available)
Coconut Milk - (2 available)
Cooking Sauce - Tikka Masala (7 available)
Cooking Sauce - Tomato and Herb (8 available)
Cooking Sauce - Curry Sauce (1 available)
Cream of chicken soup - (5 available)
Cream of mushroom soup - (5 available)
Cream of Tomato Soup tin - (3 available)
Heinz by nature jar - Spaghetti bolognese 7+months (2 available)
Heinz by nature jar - Sunday chicken dinner 7+months (2 available)
Heinz by nature jar - Cottage pie 7+months (2 available)
Lentil & bacon soup - (10 available)
Macaroni cheese tinned - (10 available)
Microwave Freekeh (green wheat) - (1 available)
Microwave wholegrain rice - (1 available)
Minestrone soup - (11 available)
Orange Marmalade Jar - (2 available)
Orange squash - (3 available)
Oxtail soup - (10 available)
Red Pesto - (1 available)
Semi Skimmed UHT Milk - (3 available)
Spiced Taco Mixed Beans - (7 available)
Spicy Red Kidney beans - (2 available)
sweetcorn relish - (1 available)
Tinned Chopped tomatos - (10 available)
Tinned Fruit - Pear Quarters (6 available)
Tinned Jackfruit - (2 available)
Tinned Peas & Carrots - (9 available)
Tinned Plum Tomatoes - (9 available)
Tinned Potatoes - (6 available)
Tinned Sliced carrots - (2 available)
Tinned Sweetcorn - (5 available)
Tinned Vegetable - Garden Peas (9 available)
Toilet Duck - Deep Action Gel (132 available)
Tuna chunks - (9 available)
Zoflora Disinfectant - Country garden (12 available)
Zoflora Disinfectant - Lavender (11 available)

Huge thanks to Metrobank for providing the bags, Fareshare and Ashford Hygiene Bank for the donations and InKind Direct for the really cheap toilet rolls and hand soap!

We're working really hard to secure emergency funding so we can offer this support to more people and buy a wider variety of items.