CONTRIBUTED BY ST PETER’S WYNNUM
There is a great need for support of the disadvantaged in our community. The homeless, those in housing crisis, people with chronic health problems and the financially stressed all have difficulty coping and are in need of support.
St Pete’s Pantry provides help in the form of food parcels to families, and volunteers are central to the services provided. Other agencies, such as Rosies, are also part of the Wynnum/Manly response. Some give of their time to hand out food hampers; others provide food that is distributed and a few even prepare meals that can be frozen for distribution. Gifts of money are also received.
St Pete’s Pantry provides a breakfast on Monday mornings. Food hampers are distributed each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. There is a genuine need for the local community to continue providing help to the disadvantaged among us.
Contributions of non-perishable foods are very welcome. There is a paid coordinator, Marilyne, who works very hard, but otherwise funds are limited. Marilyne says she is always impressed by the level of support from the local community for Pete’s Pantry.
As members of the Wynnum/Manly area we should be proud that services such as Pete’s Pantry exist to support the disadvantaged. Making the lives of others better is part of being a good community member.
If you are in a position to assist with food donations or a monetary donation, these may be dropped off at 77 Charlotte Street, Wynnum, during office/pantry hours, which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to midday.
For more information about how you can help, visit www.stpeterswynnum.org/st-petes-pantry