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Community Pantry and Food Assistance

Community Pantries and Food Assistance

What is a community Pantry?

A community pantry is a service often initiated by a not-for-profit or non-profit organisation to provide food for people and families who are in need of assistance. The items are affordable groceries, essential household items, family meals and fresh food and is often offered at a budgeted price or free.

Mobile Pantries allow this service to be more accessible by more locations. Often run from a truck or market stall set up with food in pre-packed boxes or bags.

Community pantries available in our different office locations

South West Sydney

Anglicare Campbelltown 

  • Address: 16-26 Dumaresq St, Campbelltown
  • Contact: 02 8774 7467
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry at Anglicare Op Shops
  • Opening Hours: Monday – 9:00am – 4:45pm | Tuesday – 10:00am – 4:45pm | Wednesday – Friday – 9:00am – 4:45pm | Saturday – 9:00am – 2:45pm
  • Price: Full bag of groceries $12
Anglicare Eagle Vale
  • Address: 1 Emerald Drive, Eagle Vale 2558
  • Contact: (02) 9820 2680
  • Type of Resource: Mobile pantry
  • Opening Hours: Every second Wednesday, 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Price: $10 for a bag of pantry items
Break the Cycle Glenquarie Inc.
  • Address: 32 Edgar Street, Macquarie Fields 2564
  • Contact: (02) 9829 8898
  • Type of Resource: Community pantry
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9am – 3pm (you can shop once a week)
  • Price: $20 to select for your basket 
The Hub Community – Church of Christ, Campbelltown 
  • Address: 65 Woodhouse Drive, Ambarvale
  • Contact: (02) 4625 7981
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry 
  • Opening Hours: 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm
  • Price: $10, $20, or $30 for varying sizes of bags of pantry items
Lomandra Community Project
  • Address: 4/5 Hollylea Road, Leumeah 2560
  • Contact: Lomandra Community Project Facebook page OR Audrey Nable – (02) 4627 2096
  • Type of Resource: Community pantry
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am – 2pm
  • Price: $5 or $10 for varying sizes of bags of pantry items (keep updated on their Facebook page for free items) 

 

Wingcarribee

Moss Vale Anglican Church 
  • Address: Moss Vale Anglican Church, Corner Waite and Browley Sts, Moss Vale
  • Contact: 4868 1299, 
  • Type of Resource: Mobile Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Every second Friday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Price: $12 for groceries (EFTPOS available) and/or $3 for fresh food (bring along your Pension, Health Care or Immigration Card)
Our Community Pantry Moss Vale 
Mittagong Anglican Church 
  • Address: Mittagong Anglican Church, Corner of Main & Station Streets, Mittagong
  • Contact: 4871 1947
  • Type of resource: Mobile Community Pantry
  • Opening hours: Every second Friday 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Price: $12 for groceries (EFTPOS available) and/or $3 for fresh food (bring along your Pension, Health Care or Immigration Card)
Bowral Uniting Pantry 
  • Address: 28 Bendooley Street Bowral, NSW
  • Contact: (02) 4862 1350
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening hours: Tuesday 10am -1pm & Wednesday 10am – 1pm
  • Price: free
C3 Cares Southern Highlands  
  • Address: 28 Bendooley Street Bowral, NSW
  • Contact: (02) 4862 1350
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening hours: Tuesday 10am -1pm & Wednesday 10am – 1pm
  • Price: free

 

Goulburn

Our Community Pantry Goulburn 
  • Address: AWH Goulburn Car Park – 53 Finlay Road, Goulburn
  • Contact: Our Community Pantry Goulburn Facebook Page 
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Every Second Saturday 4pm – 5pm
  • Price: Varies
Meals on Wheels Goulburn
  • Address: 113 Auburn Street, GOULBURN
  • Contact: 02 4821 0997 or gdmow@ceinternet.com.au
  • Type of Resource: Food Relief Service
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm
  • Price: Payment Options 

 

Canberra/ ACT

ACT Foodbank Voucher System
  • Where to get Foodbank vouchers: St Vincent de Paul, UnitingCare Kippax, Companion House (Cook),
    St John’s Care (Reid), Red Cross Migration Support Programs, Throughcare.
  • Where vouchers can be used: Communities@Work Community Pantries, Community Services #1 Food
    Pantry (Narrabundah), Holy Cross Tuckerbox (Hackett), The Food Pantry (Watson), Helping Hand Pantry
    (St Paul’s Spence), HandUp Food Care (Canberra City Care Charnwood), the FoodHut Co-op (Belconnen),
    Lyons Food Corner, Anglicare Food Fair (Queanbeyan).
St John’s Care (Anglicare Partner)
  • Address: 45 Constitution Ave, Reid (located within the St John’s Church Precinct)
  • Contact: 6248 7771 or community@stjohnscare.org.au
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 2pm
  • Price: No fees – bring form of ID 
  • Additional Services: Every Friday Orange Sky Laundry is available onsite between 11am and 1pm for washing and drying
The Junction (for 12 – 25 year olds only)
  • Address: 30 Scott’s Crossing, Canberra City 
  • Contact: 6232 2423
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5pm
  • Price: 
Holy Cross Tuckerbox
  • Address: Holy Cross Anglican Church, Corner of Phillip Ave & Anthill St, Hackett.
  • Contact: 0413 751 502 or email tuckerbox@holycrosshackett.org.au
  • Type of Resource: Food Co-op
  • Opening Hours: Every Saturday 1pm – 4pm
  • Price: $2 per year membership – food vouchers accepted
  • Additional Services: Orange Sky is available onsite between 1pm and 3pm for washing and drying.
The Pantry at Watson
  • Address: Youth with a mission, 76 Federal Highway, Corner Zelling Street, Watson.
  • Contact: 6241 5500 or email info@ywamcanberra.org 
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Every Thursday 10am – 3pm
  • Price: $2 per year membership – food vouchers accepted
HandUp Food Care
  • Address: Canberra City Care, 20 Cartwright St, Charnwood.
  • Contact: 6196 8630
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
  • Price: $4 per year membership
Helping Hand Food Pantry
  • Address: St Paul’s Ginninderra Anglican Church Spence, Mt Rogers Community Centre, Curly St, Spence.
  • Contact: 6259 2931
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Thursday 9am – 12:30pm 
  • Price: Register with concession card
FoodHut Co-op
  • Address: NationsHeart Christian Community, 27 Rae St, Belconnen
  • Contact: 6253 1672 or office@nationsheart.com.au
  • Type of Resource: Food Co-op
  • Opening Hours: Place order and then collect at set time
  • Price: 
Communities@Work – Gungahlin Community Pantry
  • Address: Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, Gungahlin
  • Contact: 6293 6500 or admin@commsatwork.org
  • Type of Resource: Food Co-op
  • Opening Hours: Mon 12:30pm – 3pm, Tues – Fri 9:30am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 3pm
  • Price: 

Queanbeyan

Anglicare Food Fair Community Pantry
  • Address: 170 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
  • Contact: 6232 9272 or food.fair@anglicare.com.au
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30am – 4:15pm
  • Price: 

Yass

Yass Community Food Care
  • Address: Yass Vine Church Community, 66 Lead Street, Yass
  • Contact: 6226 1444 or generaloffice@yassvinechurch.com.au
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Thurs 9am – 5pm
  • Price: $2 per year membership

Young

Young Food Hall
  • Address: 92 Main Street, Young
  • Contact: Young Food Hall | Facebook
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Wednesday 9am – 12pm
  • Price: $10 for a load (bring your own bags) 

 

Wagga Wagga

Anglicare / Ashmont Community Centre
  • Address: 42 Tobruk Street, Ashmont
  • Contact: 6931 3456 or email RiverinaERCovid19@anglicare.com.au
  • Type of Resource: Food Relief
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm
  • Price: case by case services depending on circumstances
Ngurra Hub Ashmont
  • Address: Ngurra Hub, Blakemore Street Ashmont
  • Contact: 0458 031 277 or email mnorton@redcross.org.au and follow for updates Ngurra Hub Ashmont | Facebook
  • Type of Resource: Food Rescue
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4pm (stay tuned for 
  • Price: bring your own bags
Wagga Wagga Meals on Wheels
  • Address: 17 Rural Place Wagga Wagga 
  • Contact: 6921 2205 
  • Type of Resource: Food Relief for people 65 years and over
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
  • Price: charges apply assessments conducted over the phone
Carevan Wagga
  • Address: 2/159 Fernleigh Road Wagga Wagga
  • Contact: Lynne Graham 0444554588 or email carevanwagga@gmail.com
  • Type of Resource: Food Van 
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Price:

Griffith

Carevan Griffith
  • Address: Alternate between 2 locations Kubank Park – Parkinson Crescent and Dave Taylor Park – Thomas Place 
  • Contact: 02 – 6962 4144
  • Type of Resource: Food Van 
  • Opening Hours: Wednesdays Only 6pm – 8pm
  • Price: No cost
LifeSource Church Community Food Cupboard
  • Address: LifeSource Church 2786 Stafford Road Griffith
  • Contact: 02 – 6964 9953
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 3pm 
  • Price: No cost
Linking Communities Network
  • Address: 177 Yambil Street Griffith
  • Contact: 02 – 6964 4804
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am – 5pm and Wed 1pm – 5pm 
  • Price: No cost
St Vincent De Paul Emergency Food Relief
  • Address: 67 Yambil Street Griffith
  • Contact: 02 – 6964 3388
  • Type of Resource: Community Pantry
  • Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 1pm – 4pm – appointment preferred 
  • Price: No cost
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