Anglicare Sydney and St Paul’s Anglican Church 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 33 Church Street every fortnight to distribute food from 9:30 am to 10:30 am from Friday, 9 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, many in our community are under financial stress,” says Stephen Gardner, Senior Minister at St Paul’s Anglican Church.
“There has been a sharp increase in rents for people in this area. Unfortunately, their wages have not risen as quickly leaving many struggling to make ends meet.
“We need to find ways to connect and support young families, new migrants from various cultural backgrounds and older people on the pension.”
According to Steven Gardner, the new partnership with Anglicare Sydney to support people who are finding life difficult is part of our Christian response.
“We hope to reach out to everyone in need of assistance. As a Church, we want to meet not just their spiritual needs, but their physical needs as well. We believe this is what it looks like to serve Jesus and our community,” explains Steve.
Anglicare’s Mobile Community Pantry will visit St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury every second Friday, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
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