St Jude’s Community Pantry

PROJECT LAUNCH FEBRUARY 9TH 2020

What is it?

St Jude’s Community Pantry aims to offer emergency food and toiletry supplies for anyone in need, without making any demands on the recipient. Homelessness and significant disadvantage are on the rise, even in our picturesque seaside suburbs, and we want to help meet basic human needs for men, women and children. Costs to maintain the infrastructure and promotion are met by our 10-cent deposit attracting container-collection located next to the pantry. The pantry will be located on the side of Grundy Hall, located at 444 Brighton Road Brighton SA.

No questions asked. Open 24/7. All donors and recipients welcome.

Who stocks the community pantry?

I do and you do! The family pantry is stocked by everyday people who want to meet human need and show the worth of every person.  It is stocked every day of the week by members of the church, local residents and organisations who see the need and want to help. It is owned by the community.

What happens if the help offered is abused?

If somebody were to take food they did not need, or even vandalize the pantry that would be sad. However, that is not a reason to give up helping those who do need assistance. We can rebuild a pantry. As a community we can restock supplies. We do not focus on the negatives when so much positive is there to be gained, and so many people are in genuine need.

Promotion. How will people hear about it?

The project will start after the launch by Bishop +Denise on February 9th 2020.

We will put up a banner. We will promote it at our services. We will do letter box drops. We will put up posters We will invite our friends, and key groups in the community to help us. We will promote through our networks. Good news travels fast!

What can we do?

Anyone is invited to bring items for the community pantry. If you do not have food to share perhaps support the project by bringing your cans and bottles to recycle.

You may like to pop an item or three in you next shopping trolley and bring them down to 444 Brighton Rd:

  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo & conditioner, children’s toiletries, toothbrushes & toothpaste, & sanitary items.  
  • Children’s lunch snacks: pots of fruit/ small ring pull cans of fruit, muesli bars, multi packs of crackers etc.
  • Meals: ring-pull canned fruit & vegetables, ring-pull canned meals, 2-minute noodles, pasta & sauce.
  • Breakfast: breakfast cereal & UHT milk. __________________________________________________________________

No questions asked. Open 24/7. All donors and recipients welcome.

Please pray with us, for this project

Lord of all justice and hope, help us to bless St Jude’s local community with gifts from your abundant goodness. Help us to attend to the basic needs of all people, regardless of their circumstances. Help us to spread your love through word and deed. And help us to grow more and more like you, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen