FRIENDLY FACES: Pastor Marissa Cowburn and Pauline Allen are just two of the friendly faces that will greet you at the Food Pantry.
FRIENDLY FACES: Pastor Marissa Cowburn and Pauline Allen are just two of the friendly faces that will greet you at the Food Pantry. Marissa Newman

LifeCare Mundubbera helping the whole community

CELEBRATIONS are under way at LifeCare Food Pantry in Mundubbera as they are celebrating their second birthday.

To celebrate, LifeCare has waived the membership fee for the Food Pantry during the month of August and anyone is welcome to come and shop at LifeCare to save money on their grocery bill.

Pastor Marissa Cowburn is one of the organisers of the Lifecare Food Pantry and said it was a service open to everyone and anyone so they could save money in this area.

"The food in the pantry comes from a supplier in Brisbane who runs a food pantry about five times bigger than than ours, so we source the food from down there,” Pastor Cowburn said.

People visiting can expect to see a range of grocery staples and frozen food.

"It is available to everybody and it's just discount food,” Pastor Cowburn said.

Food in the pantry varies in range as it depends what is available in the industry.

"The food is close to use by date and that's why we can get it so cheap.”

Pastor Cowburn said there was also a small amount of assistance given by the community, for example the blueberry farm donates their seconds to the pantry.

"It's just being able to give back to the community.”

Pastor Cowburn said having the Food Pantry in Mundubbera was something they always wanted to do as there was nothing like this available in the North Burnett.

There are 10 volunteers who help run the Food Pantry to ensure friendly service is given to all.

Pastor Cowburn is encouraging the community to come and support the pantry as the more the pantry is used, the more range that will become available.

Bread is donated to the Food Pantry by Woolworths in Kingaroy and this is made available for free.

The LifeCare Food Pantry is situated on the grounds of the New Life Church, however they are a separate business.

In dire straight circumstances, food hampers can be made available free of charge to those in need, with over 800 hampers donated since the pantry began.

A health care card is required to access the food hampers.

The Food Pantry is open every Thursday between 10am and 5pm.

Cash and EFTPOS facilities are available for customers.


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