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Kirkholt Pantry celebrates first birthday

It was party time for Kirkholt Pantry members on Thursday 18th January as the Pantry celebrated their first birthday!

The Kirkholt Pantry is a ground-breaking project that allows RBH tenant members in the Kirkholt area the opportunity to reduce spending on their food bills whilst still stocking up on high-quality items.

For just £3 each week, pantry members can visit the pantry, which is located on the Strand, and choose a basket of groceries - with the average basket having a value of over £12.

To mark the Pantry's first birthday, pantry members were invited to join volunteers and RBH employees for a buffet and cake as they came in for their weekly shop.

The Pantry launched in January 2017 and is run by local volunteers, with support and funding from the RBH Community Partnership Team.

Hazel Garner, Kirkholt Pantry volunteer, said:

“I have been a volunteer for the pantry since the opening a year ago and it has helped me build my self confidence. The food that comes in each week is of really good quality and I have saved so much money. The support we have had from Zahida and the RBH team has been really encouraging. I would encourage all Kirkholt RBH members who are eligible to sign up to the pantry.”

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Our partners, Groundwork in Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale, are looking for two exceptional people to work for their ‘Green Team’ to implement land improvement projects on behalf of RBH, while working towards a Level 2 qualification in Work-based Horticulture and Landscaping.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop hard and soft landscaping skills, study for a qualification, and work in a friendly and supportive environment, all whilst earning a real Living Wage!

Applications close on Friday 9th March. Visit the Groundwork BBOR website to find out more and to apply!

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