Food Rescue Service Expands to Northern Wollondilly
The Our Community Pantry Northern Outreach Service (NOS) is a project of Our Community Pantry Wollondilly – a food rescue service based in Bargo. The aim of the project is to provide affordable food for those in the Northern parts of Wollondilly and beyond.
A need was found to provide this service to those who couldn’t get to Bargo for the regular sessions. In co-operation with local residents and the Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre (WSNC), planning was made to bring “Pantry” to Warragamba. The NOS started in June of this year and has become an important part of our community, providing 50+ hampers per week.
The Friday pick up service provides a few options for those wishing to support it, which include a $50 family hamper (valued at over $200), a $30 family hamper and a $30 seniors hamper. In addition to these, they have $6 bundles also available to purchase. To order any of these items, please ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘Our Community Pantry – Wollondilly Northern Outreach Service’ and check for the post about the hampers to order (usually on a Thursday). Alternatively, you can pop into the WSNC to find out more or to order.
The NOS is always looking for volunteers to help with their Friday night service. If you can spare a few hours each week, please come along and let them know that you’d like to volunteer.
They are looking to grow the NOS within the area and to enable it to become self-sufficient within the community.
They are trialling new things, so if you want to be part of it, please come along to a session and find out what they are about. Pantry is open to everybody, from those who need a helping hand to those who want to save money and help save food going to landfill.
Please come and join them on Friday nights from 6:00pm in Warragamba. They would love to see you there.