Best Start and Smile Pantry

The Best Start and Smile Community Food Pantry provides access to fresh and healthy food and aims to improve oral health. We are offering a family-oriented shopping experience on a membership basis, at a fixed weekly token price.

Oral Health

The members of the Best Start and Smile Pantry will have an additional opportunity to receive information and access to oral health education and advice, as well as free adults’ and children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste. 

Sign up to become a member

The BSSP is recruiting women and young families from Aberdeen (AB11), who are pregnant or have one or more pre-school age children.

You are eligible if...

  • You live in the AB11 area; and
  • Have one or more children under the age of 4; or
  • Are pregnant; and
  • Receiving or eligible for Best Start Foods

Healthy Start Voucher and Best Start Foods Card

Those members who are entitled to Healthy Start vouchers/Best Start food cards will be able to redeem those at the BSSP, with added value.

Weekly Shopping

The members of the Best Start and Smile Pantry can purchase 10 items, including high quality, nutritious food items - for example, meat and fish- as well as dry goods and other household items at the weekly cost of £2.50.  The estimated value of the 10 items is £20, which is a generous ‘top-up’ to the pantry-user individuals’ weekly shopping.

How to sign up

To safeguard our members, volunteers and staff from the spread of coronavirus, we are asking Pantry members to book a 5-minute shopping slot in advance. 

For registration and booking your slot, please contact us: 

Email: [email protected]
Text/call: 07311 652 513
(Please call 10-1pm on Mon/Tue/Wed)

Opening times

Thursdays 9.30am – 3.00pm

2-4 Poynernook Rd., Aberdeen, AB11 5RW

This project is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered working in partnership with the Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian.