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.