Lucie’s Pantry is our social supermarket located at the Old Post Office on Dean Road in South Shields.

It provides a sustainable and affordable source of food and household essentials to members of the local community struggling to make ends meet through debt, illness or low income. With the generous help from members of the community we’re providing great food and resources for great people and having a positive effect on the environment by reducing food waste through the redistribution of food surplus.

Where can I find you? 

Lucie’s Pantry is located at the Old Post Office, 430 Dean Road, South Shields, NE33 5LL.

How does it work? 

People who want to use the social supermarket become a member of Lucie’s Pantry. Members pay £2.50 per week and can choose items to the value of approximately £15 each week.

Membership is limited by need and geographical distance to the outlet.

By becoming a member of Lucie’s Pantry, individuals help to support others in their community. The more members who use the social supermarket, the more quality items we can source, allowing even more people to benefit.

How can I support Lucie’s Pantry?

  •  Partner up – We are working with lots of different partner organisations to source stock for Lucie’s Pantry. If your business would like to help, please contact us today.
  • Donate items or funds – If you want to support Lucie’s Pantry with items or a financial donation then we would be very grateful for your support.
  • Volunteer with us – Lucie’s Pantry is run by companions of Emmaus North East and volunteers from the local community. If you would like to help, then please do get in touch.


Telephone: 0191 497 5302



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