Take what you need, leave what you can
It is a hub where people in the community can connect without even meeting. People may exchange fresh produce or surplus products of any useful nature. If preferred more emergency type food and toiletries may be left in the pantry for those in greater need. In many ways we do not want to limit how the pantry can be used, but we just ask that people limit unnecessary stockpiling from the pantry and take only that which is needed.
We have seen people from all walks of life using and supplying the pantry. So a big thank you to everyone in the community who has contributed! Our desire is that it may help to reduce waste, be
a small demonstration against consumerism, work as a platform for generosity, and become a stop-gap for those in need.
Reverend Grant David Ridout, St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 65 Jervois Road, www.ststephensponsonby.co.nz