Food represents a significant part of commercial and industrial waste in NSW. Nearly 30% of café and restaurant waste, and close to 25% of retail waste is surplus food that has no place in your local landfill site.
You can still help if you are the owner of a local business and you're regularly throwing away good food. You can also help if you have a productive veggie patch at home or planning a big cleanout of your pantry. All you need is surplus food and a will to give some good.
The Bega Valley Shire's three amazing community pantries are ready to talk directly with potential food donors in their area. Get in touch with your nearest pantry using the contact information below:
Sapphire Community Pantry
2 Peden Street, Bega
Ph: 0490 843 518
Website for further information: www.sapphirecommunity.org.au
Sapphire Life Opportunities
78 Main Street, Merimbula
Ph: 6495 1301
Website for further information: www.sapphirelifeopportunities.org.au
Eden Community Pantry
20 Chandos Street, Eden
Ph: 0410 225 657 or 0492 958 853 (text only)
Website for further information: www.eden.uca.org.au/eden-community-pantry
It’s simple, whether you are a business owner or resident, just contact your nearest pantry and have a chat about how to donate your surplus food.