Wingham Little Free Food Pantry - Wingham, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 31° 52.593 E 152° 21.926
56J E 439980 N 6473072
Quick Description: Between the Wingham Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the Hall is a medium-sized Free Food Pantry.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 8/28/2020 5:45:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM131V9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry
Views: 7

Long Description:
This double-door Pantry is set to the side of the entry to the Wingham Seventh-day Adventist brick Church; with the older, wooden Hall behind it. It was to have been specially dedicated in April 2020, but with Covid 19 restrictions in place it was been delayed in being opened to the local community - May 2020 - without the Dedication.

It is wood framed, with marine-grade plywood, Colorbond roof, and poly-carbonate windows in the doors. It stands one metre off the ground, on three square steel legs (two legs were considered insufficient when the supports were removed, after being cemented in placed; so a third leg was added)

Location photo of the Pantry from Moon Street.

Since July 2020 we (the members of the local Adventist Church) have been able to access 'Second Bites' a project of the local supermarket, that tries to reduce the amount of food and items that would be landfill because of approaching the Use-by-Date. This 'Fresh Food' augments the longer-lasting items provided by the Church members.

A typical load in the Pantry (14th July, pm) as shown, was:
2 litre Juice; a bag of Radishes, Apples, bag of Capsicums, Lemons, Mandarins, 6 x Bread Rolls x 2; Loaf of Bread.

Two Minute Noodles 4 packs (of x 5); Baked Beans x 2 tins; Creamed Corn x 2 tins; SAOs (something like Graham Crackers - I believe); Cheese flavoured Rice Crackers; Spaghetti x 2 tins; Diced Tomatoes x 2 tins; tin Vegetable Soup; Chicken Soup x 2 tins; Tuna x 2 small tins; savoury 'Shape' biscuits; Cuppa-Soup x 3 packs - 2 serves @; Pasta Sauce x 3 packets (Mac Cheese).

Peanut Butter x 2; Penne Pasta 500g; Shell Pasta 500g; Tomato Pasta Sauce jar; 2 litre UHT Milk; Weet Bix 1kg; Rolled Oats x 2; Corn Flakes; Ricies; 1 litre Full Cream, and 1 litre Skim Milk.

Feminine Pads x 3 packs; Tampons 2 packs; Laundry Powder; Dog Food; Dishwashing Liquid; Toothpaste; Tooth Brushes x 2.
The right-hand side also has a one litre pump-pack of 70% alcohol hand sanitiser, for the use of people accessing the Pantry. There is also a small white-board mounted in the pantry, where messages and particular requests can be left.

[Other items regularly put in: Milo, Coffee, Tea Bags, Lemonade, Jatz crackers, 2 kg Rice, snack-sized Potato Chips, Nutrigrain cereal, Soy Milk, Cake Mix, Jam, Fruit Salad tins, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Soup, Paracetamol, Hand Towels, Panty Liners, Toilet Paper, Deodorant, and Cat Food.]

The photos included also show the Food Pantry that particular night, almost EMPTY, and then restocked again.

DECLARATION: This geocaching Waymarker is the unofficial 'keeper' of this pantry, after assisting my Father-ex-Law in the building, and installing of it. As a 'front-line' shift worker I frequently check into the pantry on my 'way home', after 9pm, and restock it; many times FULLY!

Physical Address:
1 Moon Street,
Wingham, NSW Australia

Available 24/7 ?: yes

Related Website: Not listed

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