Amrita Pantry Byron Bay is a new initiative of the Byron Bay Amma Group, Amrita Australia Limited 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.
We also meet fortnightly to shop and help the Byron Bay Community Pantry pack and deliver the food boxes to those in need.
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 across the Byron Shire or alternatively we can arrange to pick them up.
- Help is always welcome. To volunteer with shopping, packing or delivering food boxes please call: 0478490828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To support the initiative from outside of Byron Bay you can help us buy food and other essential items through a tax deductible financial donation to Amrita Australia Limited .
Thank you for your support!