BY MARILYNE JACOB, ST PETE’S PANTRY
St Pete’s Pantry has been providing emergency food relief to those who are disadvantaged and marginalised in the Wynnum community for over two years. The Pantry makes a significant contribution to the food security of many bayside people who otherwise would go without food for themselves or their children.
St Pete’s Pantry support a collaborative venture on Monday mornings, which is affectionately known as the Monday Hub. Participating organisations include Hair Aid, Footprints Laundry and Shower bus, Rosies, Anglicare Thread Together, Centrelink and Qld Housing Counselling Services, Pandoras Op Shop, and our newest member the YMCA, who commenced their Neighbourhood Community Centre in early May.
Pantry volunteers are kept busy serving breakfast from 8.30am to 10.30am and assist with giving out hampers.
Coordinator Marilyne Jacob would like to thank the many local businesses and donors for their generosity in assisting St Pete’s Pantry to become a recognised charity. Local printer Brisprint recently designed and printed a bright colourful sign, which has helped direct foot traffic to the doors of St Pete’s Pantry.
Operating from St Peter’s Parish Centre at 86 Bride Street Wynnum, the Pantry is easily accessible to those in need, and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 11am.