Vernon Building Society staff visited Penny Lane Pantry, a co-operative food store run by volunteers
to benefit tenants in Lancashire Hill, after awarding it with £144 from its £10,500 Jubilee Fund.
Penny Lane Pantry offers weekly groceries worth up to £15 to Lancashire Hill tenants who pay a
subscription of £2 per week. The food is sourced through FareShare, a national food redistribution
charity which moves food that is “surplus to requirements” from the food and drink industry to those
who need it.
Photograph left – staff from the Vernon with volunteers from the Pantry (L-R):
Geraldine Lamb, Customer Adviser at Vernon Building Society, Lorraine Grime, volunteer at Penny Lane Pantry and Leanne Benfold, volunteer at Penny Lane Pantry
The Pantry also provides volunteering opportunities and training and a delivery service to tenants
who are unable to leave their homes. The group hopes to expand into other areas in Stockport
where there is a need for this service.
The Vernon’s Jubilee Fund will be receiving applications from local charity and community groups
again in 2014, interested groups are encouraged to visit the Society’s website for more information.