Thornbury Church of Christ

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Smith St Community Pantry

Smith St Community Pantry open 24/7...

Take what you need, give what you can. 

The Smith St Community Pantry has been supplied, refurbished and installed due to the generosity of the local community.   It is located on the church premises but it is managed by local neighbours and friends who keep it clean and check it from day to day.  

What can we put in the pantry?

  • Unopened non perishable food eg: dry pasta, cans fruit/veg, sauces, soups, noodles, flour, rice, beans, biscuits, long life milk, cereal etc.
  • Toiletries eg: tooth paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper
  • Cleaning products eg: dish soap, washing powder, spray cleaners, 
  • Baby needs eg: nappies, wipes, baby food etc.
  • Garden produce eg: lemons, oranges, plums, apples, cucumber, zucchini

What can't we put in the pantry?

  • opened / stale food
  • food that requires refrigeration
  • really out of date food
  • unwrapped food (other than fruit/veg)
  • random items that would usually be given to an op shop eg: furniture items, books etc.

*Please note that we have a couple of local bakeries that donate left over bread and food from their end of day trading. They have permission to put the non-perishable food in the pantry individually wrapped (for covid safety) for those who are in need and reduce waste. If you are a local business or have a larger donation we would love to hear from you. Also, if you do make a large donation feel free to post a photo or message the social media pages to let everyone know it's there. Social Media pages (insta & FB) 'Smith St Community Pantry'