Martin Whitfield MSP has attended the official launch of Food Facts Friends’ new Midlothian Pantry and Well-Being Hub in Penicuik.

Midlothian Pantry offers a selection of foods and essential products for the home that members can choose from. A single member can choose up to £10 worth of items from the Pantry displays for £3.50, whilst if supporting a family with two children under the age of 16, £7.00 will purchase up to £20 of items.

The Pantry service is open 6 days a week, offering individuals and families a way of purchasing food and other essentials at heavily discounted prices.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Food Facts Friends is doing great work to support the prevention of poverty and the relief of
financial hardship for people across Midlothian and the new pantry service is a welcome addition to this work.

“It is a collaborative service working with a range of partners to help provide food security as well as a range of other advice and support targeted at those in greatest need.

“I’m grateful to Mark and his team for inviting me to attend the launch of the new service and also have the opportunity to find out more about the important work they are doing.”

If you can volunteer to help at the pantry please contact Food Facts Friends on 01968 675 417, email or pop into the hub at 42 John Street, Penicuik.