Nanny Biscuit's Pantries are to open in two areas of Flintshire in a new bid to fight against food poverty in the county.

In the latest venture from Third Sector Award winning Nanny Biscuit in partnership with Cafgas CIC, food pantries which are to be make accessible for all, will allow people to pay what they can afford for their food.

Typical food banks are means tested, so not everyone can use them however Nanny Biscuits Pantries simply ask that people are honest about what they can afford to pay.

The first pantry will be in Deeside Crisis Centre in Connah's Quay, which has recently joined Nanny Biscuit.

The second will appear at the Covid-19 Support Hub in Rivertown United Reformed Church in Shotton and both will be volunteer led.

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James Hunt, the founder of Cafgas and Nanny Biscuit explained: "We've created a partnership with Fairshare, and they will be giving us 80 kilos of food every week ranging from ambient, dried food, frozen, joints of beef, all really good quality food. It's all in date and food that would just go to waste and end up in landfill.

"Cafgas CIC and Nanny Biscuit helped the Flintshire community massively with food poverty and emergency supplies though covid and if anything that need has got greater, not less, so it was a natural progression for us to find a solution that we could make sustainable. Rather than just having donations we now have a guaranteed supply of food every week."

Flintshire council is funding the first two months with Cafgas CIC helping to fund the project afterwards. This means that any boiler repairs or services will help fund community projects such as the pantries.

The hope is that in the future the pantries will grow and have more locations throughout Flintshire.

James added: "This provides a lifeline for struggling families so hopefully it eases a financial burden on them, and they won't have to make decisions around heating their home or feeding."

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