Doing Good Through Food

The Courtyard Pantry Enterprise is an innovative food project which aims to tackle the harmful effects of poverty by creating well paid, secure jobs in hospitality and catering, by distributing good quality food at low cost, whilst reducing waste and minimising the impact on the environment.

The Courtyard Pantry Team Member holding some jars of food in front of fully stocked shelves with tins, cans and packets of food

What we do

  • Provide well paid, skilled jobs, tailored to the needs of people at risk of long-term unemployment.

  • Create highly valued training and volunteering opportunities in the hospitality and catering sector.

  • Create vibrant community hubs in the north of Glasgow.

  • Provide good quality food at low cost.

  • Influence the development of more robust food supply chains by working with local partners to grow fruit and vegetables to then use in our food enterprises.

  • Reduce food waste through the distribution of surplus food.

  • Contribute and influence to the creation of a more equitable economy and society through the promotion of inclusive community economic development.

Fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and for society.

Our Values

Our values are inclusive and human rights based, which encompass:

Fair Work: We are committed to fair work, by creating a workplace that offers an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect to our employees.

Dignity: We believe that everyone deserves to live and work in a dignified and respectful environment.

Integrity: We aim to operate to the highest ethical standards. To do the right thing, even if no one is watching.

Collaborative: We believe that collaborative and cooperative interaction, with our customers, partners and the community, builds consensus and produces meaningful outcomes.

Sustainable: We are committed to making a positive contribution to the development of the social, economic and environmental health of our community.

Solution Focused: We aspire to be a forward thinking, goal directed organisation.

A volunteer at the Courtyard Pantry stands behind a trolly full to the brim of all the food on offer at the Pantry