Anglicare opens new community pantries in St George and Sutherland Shire

Plentiful pantries: For a $10 contribution, eligible people on low-income will be able to take home a shopping bag full of food worth close to $60.
Plentiful pantries: For a $10 contribution, eligible people on low-income will be able to take home a shopping bag full of food worth close to $60.

Anglicare has opened three new Mobile Community Pantries in St George and Sutherland Shire.  

Stocked with household pantry items, Anglicare Sydney’s Mobile Community Pantry (MCP) will be arriving at Rockdale, San Souci and Sutherland Anglican churches.

For a $10 contribution, eligible people on low-income – those with a Pension, Health Care or Immigration Card – will be able to take home a shopping bag full of food worth close to $60.

For volunteers from St John’s Anglican Church, Sutherland, it is a practical way to demonstrate God’s love to those who may be going through a difficult time.

“We want to help those who are food insecure in our community in a practical and caring way,” says Robyn, a member of St John’s Anglican Church.

“It is a big decision for someone to admit that they need help, then make that difficult step to come to the MCP so they can put more food on the table for the family.

“So each fortnight we set up a little café where we hope people feel welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee and something to eat.”

The Anglicare Mobile Community Pantry  comes to:

St John’s Anglican Church, corner  Belmont Avenue and Flora Street, Sutherland, every second Monday, 1:30 to  2:30pm (except public holidays).

St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 325 Rocky Point Road, San Souci, every second Tuesday, 1:30pm to  2:30pm.

St John’s Anglican Church, 431 Princess Highway, Rockdale, every second Monday, 10.30am to  11.30am. (except public holidays).

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