All proceeds from the sale of her book ‘Greater: Britain After The Storm’ are going to benefit charities in Portsmouth and across the UK.
Donations equal to a years running costs – which can be in excess of £2,500 – have already been made to food pantries in Cosham and North End.
The MP for Portsmouth North said: ‘I want to use the proceeds from Greater to provide social capital to enable projects such as these to get off the ground. I hope people will agree it could really help a number in our communities and will want to help get three more of these community assets established.
‘I have started the process of reaching out to potential new pantry partners and am keen to hear from as many organisations who think this is something they could run as a host organisation.’
It comes as a food pantries across the area have warned that they expect growing demand due to the end of the government-backed furlough scheme, a reduction in Universal Credit, and rising gas prices.
A manager at the North End Pantry said: ‘In a busy week, we’re seeing at least 80 families.
‘We really do expect all the news for it to increases – especially if the Universal Credit change happens.
‘Lots of families are struggling after the last 18 months.’
Portchester Community Association has warned that demand for its food pantry has grown over the summer – and increasing levels of demand are expected over the coming months.
Food pantries are open to anyone, providing a wide range of shopping essentials for a small of just £4.
Hampshire County Council funds a total of 15 food pantries across the county.