Accrington-based training provider North Lancs Training Group (NLTG) have continued their support for Hyndburn Food Pantry with the donation of a commercial toaster.

The toaster will be installed at the Food Pantry’s free community café, based on Broadway in Accrington Town Centre, and for one week per month, the free toast will be offered to those in need during opening times, alongside a free hot or cold drink.

NLTG have a longstanding relationship with the Food Pantry, having launched a flagship pilot scheme together in 2022 to get more people to work, interview and Apprenticeship ready.

Since then, NLTG has also kindly donated Santa hats to those using the Food Pantry, as well as offering a free five-week cooking course, which saw all those attending receive a free slow cooker.

Hyndburn Food Pantry is an affordable food club, which offers a sustainable and dignified model of community food provision and has been set up to make shopping a positive experience for those who need a bit of help, encouraging the people of Hyndburn to choose the food they want to and can eat.

The Food Pantry recently underwent an exciting new refurbishment, which has seen all the old shelving and boarding removed and stripped right back to the walls, the installation of new boarding, racking and a brand new front counter, while a brand new kitchen has been installed and the Food Pantry’s membership system will also become digital.

Gareth Lindsay, Managing Director of NLTG, said: “We are proud to be able to support the Hyndburn Food Pantry with the donation of this brand new toaster.

“The work that the Hyndburn Food Pantry does is very important in the local community and we are keen to support them in any way we can.”

Eddy O’Brien, Chair of Hyndburn Food Pantry and CEO of iMEP – International Music Event Production specialists, added: “We would like to thank North Lancs Training Group for this incredibly generous donation, which will now allow us to offer free toast for one week per month to those visiting the Food Pantry, as well as being a valuable addition to our café facility.”

NLTG supports local people with Apprenticeships, Study Programmes, Traineeships, Commercial Courses and Courses for Job Seekers. You can learn more about these opportunities by visiting or by calling 01254 395 355.