Thursday, January 11, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Whitsunday Food Pantry, a community outreach program organised and hosted by the Whitsunday Impact Church, is back open for business in 2024.
Operating since mid-2022, the Whitsunday Food Pantry is committed to providing residents of the community with free food to feed local families.
Manned by Whitsunday Impact Church volunteers, the Pantry is open and available for anyone who is struggling to feed their family and buy food.
With no questions or restrictions, families are welcome into the Pantry and offered tea, coffee, and cake while they peruse the shelves.
On average, the Pantry has assisted between 15 and 20 local families per week get the family shop, with about 600 bags of groceries distributed in the calendar year.
Whitsunday Impact Church operates the Whitsunday Food Pantry through its mission charity, Global Care.
The Pantry is open every Tuesday, from 9am to 12pm, from their main premise, 202 to 204 Bruce Highway, Proserpine.
The Pantry also welcomes donations of non-perishable food, cleaning and personal items, and can be dropped off at their premise of Friday afternoons, from 3pm to 5pm.