The Byron Community Pantry is a Food Outreach Service made possible by Allygroup’s generous donation. The Byron Community Centre has been offering food outreach services for over 14 years. Due to the current health crisis and the new regulations which resulted in job loss for many Byron Shire locals, the demand for essential services like counselling or help with meals and groceries has drastically increased.
About the project
The Byron Community Pantry is available to anyone unable to financially or physically shop. Food boxes can be provided with vegan, vegetarian and meat options to all people in need.
For this service, the Byron Community Centre receives hands-on support from Liz Jackson and her team from Liberation Larder. Moreover, the Byron Community Centre continues the great work of the Northern Rivers Pantry Project.
Liz Jackson manages the food preparation including the management of cooks, staff and purchasing of packaging. Helen Hamilton, President of the Byron Bay Community Association, is initially coordinating this effort together with Byron Community Centre staff. The Byron Community Centre provides staff to assist with phone enquiries, food packaging and some volunteers for deliveries and administrative tasks.
Supporters and donors
We want to thank the businesses and organisations in Byron Bay and everyone who generously donated to the Byron Community Pantry. Your donations help us to support vulnerable community members.
First National Byron donated $3000 to this project and their staff are volunteering to be delivery drivers. Thank you so much for your support! You are amazing!!
Volunteers from the Byron Bay Amma group and the Amrita Pantry Project are contributing a generous amount of food and essentials as well as packing and delivering food boxes every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Thank you very much for your generous support, it is much appreciated.
Other major donors:
- Beam Foundation $5000
- Lewin Foundation $20,000
- Uechtritz Foundation $20,000
- Global Ripple Op Shop $2000
- Northern Rivers Community Gateway $5000
- Ereshkigal Foundation $10,000
How to arrange delivery
If you would like to contact the Byron Community Pantry for food delivery in the Byron Shire, call 0482 787 552 between Monday – Thursday from 10am – 2pm to arrange delivery.
Support this essential service with a donation and help us help the community.