SOUTH ALIVE IS POWERED BY THE PANTRY
In May 2017 South Alive opened the doors to The Pantry, a bulk grocery and speciality foods store with a community cafe that is designed to create revenue to fund South Alive and their community projects.
At the heart of The Pantry is sustainability, nourishment and our community.
Food and community are inseparable.
Nourishment at The Pantry is about nutrition, and the connections people make with food. When we make healthier choices, we discover that many of the choices that are good for our own personal health are also good for the environment, our community, and our local economy.
Every time you shop you help the community.
Just by you shopping at The Pantry, we’re able to support local producers, host community workshops and be a hub for community groups like the mobility scooter club and our local knitters.
A little loose change spent instore can help make big changes in our community. Every cent goes to helping the Pantry and South Alive fund community projects right here in South City.
The Pantry can help make the world a little less wasteful.
Simple sustainable shopping is achievable at The Pantry from bulk goods you can fill your own containers with, to our eco-friendly products. If you want to know more about taking action to become more sustainable in your home, come along to one of our sustainable workshops like composting.
SO WHAT DOES SOUTH ALIVE DO WITH THIS SUPPORT FROM THE PANTRY?
South Alive is an urban rejuvenation project, led by the community, with the goal of identifying the best possible future for South Invercargill and ways to make it happen. Our Community Plan has 5 main goals:
UPGRADE - Encourage pride and wellbeing in South Invercargill by improving beauty and function
COMMUNITY - Develop community identification, pride, participation & connection
CAPACITY - Build community capability, resourcefulness and confidence
GOVERNANCE - Continue to develop governance capability of the board and South Alive as an effective organisation
SUSTAINABILITY - Maintain and further develop the community hub and a successful social enterprise business