Food Pantry

Ocean Grove Community Food Pantry

During the current period of restrictions due to the coronavirus, this service is not available.  We hope to resume as soon as we are permitted.

The Ocean Grove Community Food Pantry (‘Loaves and Fishes’) is a joint initiative of the Ocean Grove Uniting Church and the Wave Baptist Church. It operates at the Uniting Church (corner of Eggleston Street and The Parade) on Friday evenings between 6pm-6.45pm. People with a Centrelink/Pension card can access this resource which helps people in need with some non-perishable pantry staples, fresh fruit and vegetables and donated bread.

Recent Feedback

“To the Uniting Church thanks so much for helping our small family.  You do a wonderful job helping people in the community.  Wishing you all a lovely Christmas.”

“Thank you for all your help this year.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2020.”

 “Thank you for blessing our hearts.  God bless you.”

“I would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and kindness.  I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and New Year.”

“To all the lovely people who operate the Food Bank on Friday nights.”

“Thank you for giving your time.  Thank you for your smiles. Thank you for the food.”

“Thanks for fetching the bread from Baker’s Delight – it helps a lot when you have kids to feed.”

“Thank you for creating a warm, safe space, which gives people a sense of belonging and community and care.”

“Thank you for all being so gracious and lovely.”

“To all the wonderful volunteers.  Thanking you for all your hard work in supporting the community.”

“From everyone who attends the Uniting Church (food pantry) we all say a big thank you for all the help – it really counts.  Bless you. “

“Thank you for my parcel, love and support.  Feeling blessed.  Keep up the amazing work you all do.”

“To Fishes and Loaves helpers and to the Uniting Church.  We would ALL like to say a big thank you and love and appreciation for our support over 2019 and our lovely bag of goodies we received for Christmas.”

“I thank you with all my heart for the food, and as a consequence, the hope you have provided me. Your generosity has helped me arise from a dark place.”

“To fill up my pantry is to take pressure off my mind…heart felt appreciation.”

2019 Sponsors

Many thanks to the following, who supported the Food Pantry in 2018:  “the Dove” opportunity shop, Bakers Delight (Ocean Grove), Charlie Noble Cafe (Queenscliff), Second Bite, Ocean Grove Christmas Food Appeal.

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