The Vale Pantry, a social supermarket providing affordable and nutritious food to individuals and families living in North Dorset.


Welcome to The Vale Pantry

A Registered Charity 1196306

Our Mission is to provide food, resources and services to any individual or family facing food insecurity.  We value the dignity of all individuals and work to strive to promote their independence.

The Vale Pantry was set up in 2020 following a need identified through the local GP surgery, The Blackmore Vale Partnership.  Run entirely with volunteers the Pantry offers memberships to any family who struggle financially and who have had to cut back on food in order to try and make ends meet.  Members of the Pantry may visit once a week and pay £6 on each visit before choosing the food they would like for the week ahead.  The variety of foods available include fresh fruit & veg, chilled and frozen produce including meats, fish, cheese etc., and store cupboard essentials. A typical weekly shop taken home is worth in the region of £25 - £50.

To become a member click on this link, please ensure you open the drop-down box and choose Dorset the Vale.  Alternatively e-mail: info@valepantry.co.uk

or call 07968 348481

See what's being said about us...

“I am writing to thank you all for your support and kindness and especially the happy welcome we all receive every shop day! This service is truly a huge help to my family.”

TS, Member of the Pantry

“You know what, I think I can fly solo now.  I'll never be able to thank "you" your wonderful volunteers and the generosity of local businesses who support your cause, enough. Thank you so very much each and every one of you.

You were there when I needed a bit of help, at a time when I was struggling to keep my business afloat and fridge full.  Bright blessings to you all.”

JR Ex Member of the Pantry

“Hi Carole, just wanted to drop you a message to say a massive thank you to you and all your helpers!!!  Harry loved his game and loves coming to see you in particular, he was sad he didn't see you the last 2 visit's!!!  He was made up today and told Daddy and Nanny F that he also got a lollipop and blueberries!! 💙” 

SE Member of the Pantry

"It is hard to find the words to thank you and all at the Pantry for the  continuing to get  me  through  a very  hard and stressful time. I don’t think everyone realises the Pantry is  not  a “foodbank” it is so much more it IS a community  of caring people helping others  who are down on their luck financially and mentally No matter what faith belief or religion.

It a place to get advice and help with so many social issues its where you know at least once a week you will  see people who  are pleased to see you and not just full of platitudes and fake smiles They go the extra mile to help the less fortunate. I just wish every town or village in the UK had  one like it  we would then have a much happier healthier  country.   I hope everyone who has visited THE  PANTRY will offer up a prayer of thanks to Carol and all the  superb helpers at the Pantry" 

TH  Member of the Pantry


Sign up here to become a member of The Vale Pantry

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We're open Thursday: 8AM - 6PM and Saturday: 8.30am - 12Noon

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