Community Pantry

Community Pantry

Help provide meals to people in crisis throughout the Corona Virus Pandemic!

We’re spreading love and kindness throughout FNQ with the Community Pantry!

Welcome to the Community Pantry a local food distribution hub for those struggling to put food on their table.

From canned meals to bags of rice and pasta, your generous donations will help make this challenging time for many families who would otherwise go without.

On your next visit, spare a thought, pay it forward and place an item in your cart and drop in the crates provided adjacent to Woolworths and Coles.

Every day, the Salvos gives hope to individuals and families in need by providing food hampers and gifts. Hampers are prepared with care using donated goods and shared with those in the community who simply need a helping hand.

Community Pantry Friday June 5 to Friday July 3

Your donations are enormously appreciated – because they really do give hope where it’s needed most.

Donation bins will be located adjacent to the entrance of Coles and Woolworths from Friday June 5 to Friday July 3 with all donations collected by Salvation Army Volunteers and distributed at need.

We welcome all non-perishable pantry items that are in-date and personal hygiene and household items. A few key items include;

  • Canned meals, fruit, vegetable, soup and meat
  • Noodles, pasta, and rice
  • Baked beans and spaghetti
  • Long life milk
  • Baby food and formula
  • Deodorant, soap and body wash
  • Shampoo, conditioner and sanitary items
  • Baby wipes and nappies


We can accept                                                                                              We won’t accept

Short coded product                                                                                   Products such as alcohol, tobacco or drugs of dependence

Excess product                                                                                             Product past its use by date

Product not meeting retailer specification                                             Product more than 6 months past its best before date

Discontinued product                                                                                 Product where the packaging seal has been broken

Product requiring relabelling                                                                    Mouldy or rotting product

Under or over weight product                                                                  Product where the cold chain has not been maintained

Private label product                                                                                  Product subject to a safety recall

New product lines or promotions which didn’t take off                      Unlabelled product provided without ingredient details

Product withdrawals if they’re still fit for use