ST MICHAEL'S C OF E PRIMARY

St. Michael's Food Cupboard

What is a food cupboard?

Everybody should have access to good food. Everybody values community.  The St. Michael’s Food Cupboard is all about dignity, choice and hope. The St. Michael’s Food Cupboard stocks a range of tinned food, fresh fruit and veg and long-life packaged food such as rice, pasta and cereal.

 How much does it cost?

Parents pay a small fee of £5 each time they access the Food Cupboard, and in  return can choose groceries worth many times more. 

 When can I access the Food Cupboard?

The Food Cupboard is open each Tuesday and Friday morning from 9:00am to 10:30am. To access the Food Cupboard, please visit the main school office.  

How many items can I choose?

There are three categories of food items:

  1. Diamonds - most food items are classified as diamonds. These tend to be staple food items such as tinned vegetables, pasta, rice and sauces. 
  2. Hearts - the most expensive items are classified as hearts. These items usually include meat and branded food items. 
  3. Free - these items might be nearing their use by date or we might have large quantities of them. 

For the cost of £5, shoppers can choose 10 x diamonds, 3 x hearts and as many free items as they need. On average, the cost of each shop should be close to £15. 

The following food items are stocked in the St. Michael's Food Pantry: 

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice