The little pantry with a big heart, is proudly sponsored by Sapphire Coast Business Networking.
The Sapphire Community Pantry is located at 2 Peden Street, Bega – just around the corner from Carp Street. We are a non-denominational, not for profit charity whose purpose is to nourish the community. We have groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, and free bread. We also offer a place to sit down, have a chat and a cuppa. We are open on Thursdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
We source most of our food from a national charity – Foodbank, as well as OzHarvest, Coles Second Bite, and donations from local businesses such as Millingandi Greens, F&J Orchards, community gardens and local people with an excess of fruit and vegetables.
The Pantry is open to all, but particularly to those who are having trouble stretching their budget to include food for their families. No “proof of need” is required, just come along and shop. We charge on a cost-recovery basis, so prices are very, very low, just enough to cover our costs of running.
We are totally volunteer-run and receive no government support.