Pimlico Labour call for urgent support plan for Mary Smith’s Pantry in Pimlico
have called on Westminster Council to urgently publish a plan to support Mary Smith’s Pantry to enable it to continue its vital work in the community supporting residents hit by the cost of living crisis.
Mary Smith’s Pantry has been looking for extra storage facilities in order to continue their service to residents since their unit was closed on the Ebury Bridge Estate.
Cllr Liza Begum
said “I have been lobbying the Ebury Bridge Regeneration team for storage and other facilities for the food bank but have continually come up against a brick wall of indifference from Council leaders.”
Pimlico Labour’s candidate for Pimlico South Robert Eagleton
said “I’ve seen first hand the difference Mike Smith and his team make in our community, those who have to struggle with ever increasing bills have nowhere else to turn and need this vital service to continue.”
Fellow candidate and former Labour Councillor Jason Williams said “the Council should be supporting Mike and finding space for him to run the foodbank, they must know the impact closing the foodbank would have on residents and have not acted – we need an action plan to support the foodbank which includes storage facilities – now.