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Food bank open to customers and donors

ERSKINEVILLE: We are in a food-price and cost-of-living crisis. Food prices rose over 8 per cent in the last year. Yet the amount of “waste” from supermarkets is huge, caused partly by cosmetic demands that food and vegetables should look perfect!

A small group of residents has taken matters into their own hands and is now running a local food bank that gives Erskineville residents and others the opportunity to have without-cost food that has been rejected by the supermarkets.

Every Thursday this group opens the Joseph Sargeant Community Centre at 60 Prospect Street, Erskineville, and sets out food that has been donated from the Woolworths Metro in Erskineville Road, as well as food donated by OzHarvest via Beehive Industries in Darlinghurst, Gowrie NSW Erskineville Early Education & Care, and Gowrie Outside School Hours Care.

The food is a rich assortment of different items each week, including fruits and vegetables, bread, biscuits, cakes and frozen meals.

At 1.30pm customers freely choose what they would like to take home. The food goes very quickly so it is important to be there by 1.30pm.

Everyone is welcome. You can help the Erskineville Food Ministry by taking some food away! The service also welcomes local businesses who may be interested in donating goods for redistribution to those in need.


  1. Hi Andrew the team are thrilled with the story and photo. !!!
    They are so looking forward to getting a copy of the paper
    Thankyou for doing it for us. Naomi.


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