Low Income Shaftesbury Residents Invited To Use Affordable Groceries Shop

Residents of Shaftesbury and the villages served by the Blackmore Vale GP Practice will be able to shop at a unique, affordable store from next month.

The Vale Pantry is not a food bank. If you’re on a low income, you’ll be encouraged to sign up as a member for £4.50 a week. You then get to choose £20 to £40 worth of groceries each week, at no additional cost.

Project organisers plan to either open a shop in Shaftesbury or serve our town with a mobile store. They want to road-test this project in Sturminster Newton first.