A new social supermarket hoping to give those living in poverty in the city access to healthy food has opened in a Norwich church.

The Magdalen Street Pantry opened in St Saviour's Church offers a range of healthy and sustainable food for those struggling with the cost of living for a subscription of £3.50 a week.

Shoppers will also be greeted by a team of experts who will help them with advice and support on issues such as debt and unemployment which may be "trapping people in poverty".

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The pantry is funded by Norfolk Community Foundation’s Nourishing Norfolk Project and the Lewin Trust, as well as individual donations from generous city folk and weekly £3.50 membership fees. 

Most of the food and other items come from surplus stock, but the pantry also welcomes donations of food, care and health products.

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Magdalen Street Pantry is being run by the St Giles Trust team which operates a number of similar services across the UK.

It is open four days a week, from 1pm to 4pm on Monday and from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – by appointment only.