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Community Pantry

The Community Pantry provides food parcels, material aid and other assistance for families and individuals experiencing difficulties.

In the 2022-2023 financial year, the Community Pantry at Banksia Gardens supplied 8000 packages of material aid (food, essential household items) to the community, with an additional 4,500 packages distributed via the same program at our Kenley Court Neighbourhood House location.

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Woman packing a food parcel

Community Pantry @ Banksia Gardens

For further information about the service, please contact Rana Tbaileh or Tod Myles.

Please follow all COVID safety rules when attending the service.

Food Relief @ Kenley Court Neighbourhood House

For further information about the service, please contact Michael Mansour.

Please follow all COVID safety rules when attending the service.

About the Community Pantry

What started out as a low-key support to a handful of people, mainly as extra support for some of our learners in our adult education and training programs who were experiencing significant poverty, became a steady flow every week when the pandemic hit.

With the program supporting several hundred people a week across both sites by mid-2020, it was clear to us that there was significant community need that would not abate soon and so we have upgraded the program by undergoing significant infrastructure changes. We have purchased commercial refrigerators and freezers, repurposed the area that was previously a cleaning storage area, tiled the floors, painted the walls, installed shelves, new lighting and double doors. We now routinely supply food support to three hundred people a week across both the Banksia Gardens and Kenley Court sites.

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