Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: Providing Support for the People in the Coffs Harbour Community
Loaves and Fishes food store was established to help those who are struggling to make ends meet. We offer low cost food and household items, so you can live a more affordable lifestyle. Come into the store or visit our Facebook page to see what we have to offer.
The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry has been a lifesaver for countless individuals in need of food assistance. It’s as if it came out of nowhere, appearing like an oasis in the desert to offer nourishment and sustenance beyond belief.
For those who are struggling with hunger, this pantry is truly a godsend!
For over 15 years, the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry has provided invaluable service to people across the region. Every day we provide food that supports thousands of people, helping them not only have their needs met but also giving them hope that freedom from poverty can be achieved.
We understand what it means to live without basic necessities — and we strive tirelessly to ensure everyone receives enough food on their table.
Coffs Harbour, like many regions in rural NSW suffers from high rates of unemployment and many people are struggling with rental stress, leaving very little disposable income to take care of the bare necessities in life such as food.
Loaves and Fishes Food pantry was established to help people receiving Centrelink payments or on a low income to make ends meet by offering low cost food and household items, thus helping you to stretch your budget further.
Why not come into the store to see what we have to offer or visit our Facebook page to get all the latest information about the store?
How To Seek Food Relief And Care?
Are you in need of food relief? We at Loaves & Fishes are here to help. We provide a range of services, including helping people access emergency food vouchers and grocery items. You can also get assistance with meal planning and budgeting advice if needed. This will ensure that you have enough nutritious meals as well as essential toiletries like toothpaste and soap.
At Loaves & Fishes, we are committed to putting healthy food on the table for those who need it most. Not only do we offer our support through various initiatives, but volunteers are always welcome too!
So make sure to contact us if you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to your community. Together we can end hunger and put smiles on faces in Coffs Harbour.
Who Benefits From The Food Pantry?
At Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, we are dedicated to helping those in need of food assistance. Our pantry benefits a wide variety of people including children under the age of 18, low income families, struggling individuals, multi-generational households, and those from all racial backgrounds and orientations.
We strive to provide resources for everyone who is facing hunger due to financial issues or other circumstances. Our volunteers help make this possible through donations that come into our food bank – enabling us to keep up with demand while also providing tax deductions to donors.
The funds raised by these generous contributions allow us to sustain our mission of alleviating hunger and improving nutrition for the community’s most vulnerable members. With your support, the Loaves and Fishes organisation can continue its efforts in battling food insecurity throughout Coffs Harbour and beyond.
Access to Nutritious Food
Our food pantry program provides healthy and nutritious food to those in need, ensuring that individuals and families have access to the nourishment they need to thrive.
Variety of Options
Our food pantry program offers a wide variety of food options, ensuring that individuals and families have access to the foods they prefer and the nutrients they need.
In addition to our food pantry program, we offer a range of resources and services to support individuals and families in need, including educational programs, financial counseling, and more.
We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, giving everyone a chance to make a positive impact on the community and contribute to the fight against hunger.
Loaves & Fishes Partners
We couldn’t run this charitable enterprise without working with the support of our partners. We’d like to thank everyone at IGA Supermarkets, Fresco Marketplace, Coles Group Pty Ltd, Foodbank Australia, Community Care Options and the farmers in our region who donate fresh produce for supporting us during the development of this project. Thank you for making this happen!
Thank you for being part of this journey!
How Loaves & Fishes Membership works and its Benefits
Loaves & Fishes is a free membership organisation where members get access exclusive content and discounts. Becoming a member is simple and free for eligible people. The benefits include:
- Common food items at roughly 25 to 33% of Supermarket prices
- Once you spend a minimum of $10 you can get as much bread as you want for $1
- Fruit and vegetables for $1.50 per kilo
- Free parcel of meat or chicken
Rewarding Loaves and Fishes Members
Members of Loaves and Fishes not only receive discounted prices on their food store items but we also like to reward our members who have purchased goods within that month by putting them into a monthly draw for a $50 food voucher.
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