A pantry is a dedicated space within a home, often situated in or near the kitchen, where food supplies, dishes, and utensils are stored. This area can range from a small, purpose-built cupboard to a larger, walk-in room. The primary function of a pantry is to provide organized storage for food items and kitchenware, contributing significantly to the efficiency and functionality of the kitchen. It allows households to store larger quantities of food, and often serves as a go-to place when preparing meals.