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Grocery bags worth ‘$60 but costs $10’

WANT to grab $60 worth of groceries for just $10?

The Mobile Community Pantry is an exciting partnership between St Paul’s Anglican Church Canterbury and Anglicare that provides Canterbury locals with very low-cost groceries.
It operates every second Friday, with the next being on July 10, from 9.30-10.30am, in the church grounds at 33 Church Street.
Open to anyone who is experiencing financial difficulty, shoppers make a $10 contribution and then fill a shopping bag with their choice of groceries from the available stock.
Morning tea is served and there is a play area for little ones.
Senior Minister Steve Gardner says the pantry has been on offer for about 18 months and was originally only accessible to pensioners but due to the pandemic, is now open to all.
“We have Covid-safe policies in place and offer a wide range of groceries including non-perishables and fresh food, not just tins of beans,” he said.
“Plus when we have them in stock, the sanitary items like toilet paper, soaps and shampoo, are free.
“It’s been a wonderful initiative not only supporting the local community with their needs but creating relational connections in the community; it’s a really special thing.
“For elderly people, we can also deliver groceries, collect mail, or just provide a listening ear during this challenging time.”
For more info, find the church on Facebook or call 9789 5991.