The Food Pantry

Helping vulnerable Canberran’s access affordable food and groceries

Our Food Pantry is a community outlet for people with a genuine need or those on a limited income. We make good food affordable and accessible. Our Food Pantry is COVID-19 compliant.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Tuesday – 10am – 1pm

Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 4pm

Bookings required: 1800 960 938

The food in our pantry is provided by FoodBank NSW, OzHarvest, Dinner’s Ready, The Period Project, Rainbow Paws Program, Domestic Animal Services ACT and community donations. We are currently working in partnership with Canberra Relief Network, Narrabundah Community Garden, Farm Fresh Fruit Market, Share the Dignity and Canberra Seed Saver.

If you’re on a low income, are unemployed, or struggling to get by, shopping at the Food Pantry will help stretch your budget. We have a variety of quality groceries and household products for a small donation.

How to access the CS#1 Food Pantry

To access our Food Pantry please make an appointment by calling 1800 960 938. New clients are welcome – please call to register.

You may be referred to the CS#1 Food Pantry by a Case Manager or Community Service Provider. Alternatively you can make an appointment directly. Please note that we will require you to complete an intake form.

Payments can be made by cash or EFTPOS

Who can use the Food Pantry?

The Food Pantry is available to anyone in need of extra support or assistance.

How much does it cost?

The Food Pantry operates on a cost recovery basis. This means that there is no fixed charge for items in the Food Pantry, however, in order to cover costs, a donation is appreciated. This can be in the form of a food voucher you have received from a community service organisation or a nominal amount based on the groceries chosen.

Maximum purchases is $40.00.

How you can help

Volunteer – The CS#1 Food Pantry is supported by volunteers.

Donate – If you are a local individual or business that would like to contribute we welcome donations of food, toiletries and cleaning products. Donations of non perishables can be dropped off at 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah on weekdays between 9am and 4pm.

Sponsor – Monetary donations are welcome and will help us to purchase products that we can’t always source cheaply (such as nappies, coffee and hygiene products). The more sponsors we receive, the more people we can help in our community. Donations can be made via the ‘DONATE’ button on the homepage or directly at our head office reception.

Get in touch with reception@communityservices1.org if you’d like to get involved!

To find out more about this program, contact us on 1800 960 938.