Community Pantry

About the Community Pantry

The Community Pantry was designed to provide relief to people experiencing extreme hardships such as homelessness and food insecurity so that vulnerable community members have access to food and material aid when they need it most. Glen Park's Social Enterprise Cafe - Cafe on the Park, works tirelessly to ensure your Community Pantry is stocked full of fresh fruit and vegetables, non-perishable items of food and personal hygiene items. 

Thank you to Maroondah City Council and Bendigo Bank for assisting us with community grants. We wouldn’t be able to stock our shelves without support from Foodbank Victoria, Woolworths Bayswater and our community.

*availability of produce varies upon what is available from donating organisations 

Community Pantry Membership

Becoming a Community Pantry member will allow you to access the Community Pantry on a monthly basis when it is open. Becoming a member is easy! Download the form below, complete, and then drop it into the office along with your $2 membership fee.

If you aren't able to download the form, no stress - pop into the Centre at 30 Glen Park Road in Bayswater North, meet the staff and pick one up - it's that easy!

Membership eligibility does apply:
- Resident in Bayswater, Bayswater North or Boronia
- Holder of a current concession card (health care card, pension card etc)
- Homeless or at risk of being homeless
- Recipient of income support from Centrelink

If you don't fall into the abovementioned eligibility criteria but still need access to the pantry and believe you should be eligible, please let us know by contacting us on (03) 9720 5097, dropping in and having a chat or sending us through an email or Facebook message.

Community Pantry Dates

The Community Pantry dates for 2021 are set! Pantry openings will be on the first Tuesday of the month commencing Tuesday 9th February, excluding public holidays or centre closures - we will have alternative dates available.

Upcoming pantry dates:

Tuesday, February 9th
Tuesday, February 23rd
Tuesday, March 9th
Tuesday, March 23rd
Tuesday, April 6th
Tuesday, April 20th
Tuesday, May 4th
Tuesday, May 18th
Tuesday, June 1st
Tuesday, June 15th