Here it is – The Co-op Throw Away Friday!
The Co-op Throw Away Friday is starting right here in Bentham
with a brand new neighbourhood pilot scheme!
Every last Friday in the month, we are encouraging Bentham
folk to leave out any tins of food they don’t want or need
and they will be collected for the Pop Up Pantry.
The PUP serves Bentham and the surrounding Ingleborough area. It is being piloted in one or two streets first and then hoping to be rolled out across
the whole village.
So what do we need to do? Simple – Leave out any unwanted tins on your door step, either Thursday night or early Friday morning (on the last Friday of each month!) and a neighbour who lives on your street will collect them for you.
This means we only need one neighbour for just 10 minutes, on the last Friday of each month to collect and drop off at the pop-up pantry in Bentham. The pop-up pantry is inside Bentham community youth café opposite the Spar. There are plastic storage boxes outside the porch which can safely hold food that can be dropped off by the neighbour who is collecting at any time.