Free donated food for those in need at Greenwood Street Pantry

Noeleen Stewart, Tabitha Eaton, Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski and Kath Moller at the Greenwood Street Pantry.
Noeleen Stewart, Tabitha Eaton, Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski and Kath Moller at the Greenwood Street Pantry.

COMMUNITY members who are doing it tough will now have access to free donated food thanks to a group of Greenwood locals.

With a “take what you need, leave what you can” ethos, the communal Greenwood Street Pantry is a place where people in need can take items to help them get by.

Started by Tabitha Eaton and other local residents, and with a wooden shelving unit donated by Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski, the pantry is located at St John’s Anglican Church, opposite Greenwood Village Shopping Centre.

“The idea behind the Greenwood Street Pantry is a community looking after each other,” Ms Eaton said.

“I just posted on a local Facebook page asking people what they thought about the idea and we had such an overwhelmingly positive response, I just thought we have to do this.”

Mrs Stojkovski said it was a great way for people to give back and” for those that might just need a little help to get to the next pay cheque”.

“The street pantry is a testament to our community’s kindness and willingness to help those in need,” she said.

Community members can fill the pantry with non-perishable food such as cans, tins, and boxes as well as home grown produce such as lemons and limes that would normally go to waste.

Sanitary and hygiene products can also be donated.

Items should be in good condition and unopened.