Amrita Pantry is an initiative which aims to support people in need across Australia by donating perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries and other essentials to community organisations who provide food boxes and support services to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship.
Amrita Pantry Byron Bay is a new initiative of Amrita Australia Limited, the Byron Bay Amma Group and the Byron Bay Community Centre. The aim is to support the Byron Bay Community Pantry (a free food box service for people in need) with donations of food and other essential items.
Since the advent of the COVID-19 lockdowns there has been a massive spike in the amount of individuals and families asking the Community Pantry for support and the Byron Bay Community Centre has been reaching out for donations.
As part of this initiative Amrita Pantry Byron Bay are co-ordinating a food drive and are asking the local and wider community, individuals, able businesses, organisations and other interested parties for donations of fresh and non-perishable food and personal care items.
These items will be donated to the Byron Bay Community Pantry.
If you are an individual or family in need of support please contact Byron Community Pantry on 0482 787 552. Byron Community Pantry delivers food boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11am and 1:30pm from the Byron Community Centre.
What items are needed?
Fruit and Vegetables such as: Spinach, Potatoes, Carrots, Pumpkins, Onions, Tomatoes, Apples, Oranges, Bananas
Pantry items such as: Muesli (gluten and gluten free), Long Life Milk (dairy and nut based), Tinned foods (spaghetti, chickpeas, baked beans etc.), Rice, Coconut Milk, Pasta, Pasta Sauces.
Personal Care items: such as: Toilet Paper, Shampoo and Conditioner, Tissues and Soap
How can I HELP?
- To donate goods please call 0478 490 828. There are collection points in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby or alternatively we can arrange to pick them up.
- To support the initiative from outside of Byron Bay you can help us buy food and other essential items through a tax deductable financial donation to Amrita Australia Limited.
Thank you for your support!