A Christian not-for-profit group is teaming up with a Shellharbour church to help low-income families stretch their budget further.
Anglicare Sydney and Shellharbour City Anglican Church have combined 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 25 Wallaroo Drive, Shellharbour every fortnight to distribute food from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
The initiative will kick off this Friday (February 22).
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,” Matt Madigan, Anglicare Mobile Community Pantry manager said.
“The mobile community pantry is one way we can help people stretch their budget further.”
Jon Thorpe, Senior Minister at Shellharbour City Anglican Church said the partnership with Anglicare is one way to live out the Christian calling.
“We live in a diverse area and some people are doing it tougher than others,” he said.
“As Christians we are called to love our neighbour as ourselves, and the Mobile Pantry was one way we could partner with Anglicare to practically live out that calling.
“We have a team of 10 volunteers from the church involved in the community pantry.
“We want to help people in our community with their food needs, but we also want to engage with them about how Jesus answers our greatest needs.”
Anglicare’s Mobile Community Pantry will visit Shellharbour City Anglican Church every second Friday from 1.30pm.
People wishing to participate in the Mobile Community Pantry are advised to attend on the day to determine whether they are eligible.
Anglicare Sydney is a Christian not-for-profit that aims to support people at all stages of life in greater Sydney and the Illawarra.