They are the "beating heart" of Avoca
We all agree!
Community groups are the well-being tapestry at the “heart of Avoca”.
Your Group along with over 60 others give our community the options to participate, be involved or simply enjoy the many benefits that flow when people get together to share interests, passions and the simple pleasure of friendship.
We all missed this during the Covid times.
Let's applaud the awesome service provided by the Avoca Food Pantry.
At times it is difficult to put food on the table, for instance when a lot of bills come in at once.
The Food Pantry in Avoca enables people to ‘get a hand up’ when those times arise.
At the Food Pantry, registered participants can obtain a food hamper, usually consisting of non-perishable foods, free of charge. These foods are generally a mixture of general use foods, pasta, tinned fruit, tinned fish, sauces, long life milk and any additional stock items available that fortnight. Sometimes fresh and frozen products are available as well.
When you register with the Food Pantry you will be asked to indicate whether you are a single person or a family, and you will be issued a hamper with goods according to those criteria. The hamper does NOT contain fresh food. No health care card is required.
Your participation in the food pantry is confidential, whilst you will need to give your family details, this information will not be passed on to anyone else.
The Avoca Food Pantry is open fortnightly, on Fridays between 1:00 – 3:00pm, and is located in the community health building in 13 Liebig Street, Avoca (next to Tristar, entry through the door on the right in the parking area.) You will need to collect your hamper, we are unable to deliver.
We can be contacted through the Avoca Information Centre on 5465 1000. Staff there will pass your message on to us. As we are all volunteers, we may not be able to return your call immediately, but we will endeavour to do so asap, within 48 hours.