People's Pantry Partnership: Bringing the refill + good food revolution to your doorstep

14 Apr 2022
People's Pantry

Did you know that the UK is second only to the US in producing the most plastic waste per person? But now it's even easier to shrink your plastic footprint thanks to our new collaboration with The People's Pantry.

We're joining forces with the roaming refill store to offer plastic-free staples alongside our organic, seasonal produce in one zero-emission, packaging-free doorstep delivery, courtesy of Ernie the vintage milk float. The partnership means we're able to offer home delivery to the people of Haringey for the first time without compromising on our ethical or environmental values. 

“As a Haringey based scheme we’re excited to be teaming up with another small, local biz to make it easier for local people to make sustainable food choices,” says Rachel Dring, founder of Crop Drop. “The People’s Pantry champions many of the values that are close to our heart, from their transparent and ethical sourcing policy to their commitment to ridding our homes of pointless packaging. We hope the partnership will make it easier for Crop Droppers to stock up on all their packaging-free pantry essentials alongside their weekly bag of organic veggies.” 

The collab means it's now easier than ever to:

• support organic, small-scale, less carbon intensive farming,  

which is kinder to wildlife and to the planet 

• reduce waste of both food and packaging 

• reduce food miles by sourcing as locally as possible 

• support local independent businesses 

• move to healthy, seasonal and more plant-based eating 

• be part of the change: Think Global. Act Local 

NO minimum refill orders | NO delivery charges  

NO packaging | NO emissions | NO hassle 

How does it work?


1) shop online at The People’s Pantry from over 175 refill products 

2) add a fresh produce selection from the new Crop Drop fruit and veg page to your basket OR …  

1) if you are an existing Crop Drop subscriber, switch your Drop Point to “The People’s Pantry”  by emailing or text 07432 588735 

2) we'll then send you a link to The People’s Pantry website to add refill items to your order. 

PLEASE NOTE: Crop Drop bag orders need to be placed by 4.30pm on a Wednesday for delivery on the following week’s People’s Pantry delivery days: Thursdays (N2, N3, N6 and N10), Fridays (N11, N13),  Saturdays (N8 and 22) – all between 7am and 12.30pm. 

Read more about both our enterprises below

The People's Pantry

THE PEOPLE’S PANTRY is a mobile refill shop and delivery service,  operating from a gorgeously restored electric milk float with a wide range of pantry, eco cleaner and bathroom refill essentials – all from independents,  mainly organic, all vetted for their sustainability and ethical credentials. “We have long admired Crop Drop’s mission to change our food system; and their community and sustainability focused values closely mirror our own,” said The People’s Pantry co-founder, Lisa Jones. “Joining forces with them means that we can now offer our customers a wider choice and a convenient route to making a difference. But also amplifies our joint messages to grow awareness of food transparency, waste reduction and the small changes in our consumer behaviour that all add up. We hope that it will both encourage more people to be part of the change and take a few car journeys off the road.” 

Follow them on Instagram @thepeoplespantryldn

CROP DROP is a social enterprise, sourcing fresh, organic fruit and veg from urban growers and London local farms, with the focus on reducing food miles, promoting nature and soil-friendly small-scale farming without bee-harming pesticides. We set up the veg scheme in response to a growing concern about the damage the supermarket-driven food system was doing to the environment and farmer livelihoods. The result is a choice of seasonal produce bags that are delivered to  thirteen drop points across Haringey for weekly or fortnightly collection, reducing food waste at the source by ordering only what is needed and donating any surplus to good causes. Bags range from £6 for a small fruit bag to £18.50 for a large veg bag without potatoes. 

Follow us on Instagram @cropdroporganicveg

The collaboration bolsters our commitment to removing single-use packaging from the food system. Read more on that here.

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