Cheap Groceries for Struggling Families

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

A Sydney church has invited low-income families to fill their stomachs and shopping bags at prices even Aldi couldn’t match.

The Bankstown-Canterbury Express says St Paul’s Church is converting its grounds into a mini shopping centre for Anglicare’s mobile food pantry.

The van makes fortnightly trips to the church on Fridays, so shoppers struggling to put food on their tables can fill a bag with groceries for $10 that would normally cost up to $70.

Claire Gardner from St Paul’s says there will toys on a rug for children to play with, as well as tea, coffee, and cake for waiting shoppers.

She says they don’t just want to give food out; they’d like people to sit, stay, and feel like a guest.

Senior minister Stephen Gardner has said they need to find ways to connect and support young families, new migrants, and older people on the pension.

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