A PANTRY in Greenock offering local people access to fresh low cost food is set to be allocated £30,000 for another year.

The Policy and Resources Committee will be asked to support the Grieve Road Pantry which has 1,700 community members.

Continued funding will enable the anti poverty project to attract new members including younger households and the unemployed.

In report, director Ruth Binks she said: "Not only has the Pantry supported communities with surplus and zero waste food, more than 30 people have had the opportunity to volunteer between the two pantries, gaining skills and experience which have supported them into further learning or employment in the area."

The funding comes from an anti-poverty fund set up by Inverclyde to help the lowest income families in the region.