Anglicare Sydney and Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wentworth Falls, have teamed up to provide low cost food for those in need in the community.
Stocked with household pantry items, Anglicare Sydney’s Mobile Community Pantry will be arriving at 17 Armstrong Street every fortnight to distribute food from 9:30am to 10:30am from Friday, 8 February.
For a $10 contribution, eligible low-income families will be able to take home a shopping bag full of food worth close to $60.
“With steep increases in the cost of living, there are many people in our community who are under financial stress,” says Matt Madigan, Anglicare Mobile Community Pantry Manager.
“The mobile community pantry is one way we can help people stretch their budget further.”
For Warring Neilsen, Mobile Community Pantry volunteer from Holy Trinity Church, the partnership with Anglicare is an exciting one aimed at connecting with the wider community and providing support.
“We have about 12 people from the Church involved in the community pantry, but we expect this to grow over time,” Warring explains.
“We are hoping to create a Community Hub Outreach Program for Wentworth Falls and the wider Blue Mountains, and This partnership with Anglicare will support that program, as well as our successful and established OP Shop.”
The partnership with Anglicare is not just about providing affordable food, but building and supporting a community.
“The Community Hub will be a place where people can meet and talk over coffee, with a secure play area for children. We also want to provide classes around how to make use of home produce,” says Warring.
Anglicare’s Mobile Community Pantry will visit Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wentworth Falls every second Friday, from 9:30am to 10:30am.
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