The Street Pantry is a Mazon Australia project aligning with our mission to engage the community to prevent and alleviate hunger for people from all faiths and backgrounds. Alma Road Community House (200 Alma Road, East St Kilda) is the site of our first street pantry. Our second street pantry is at the Notting Hill Neighbourhood House ( 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting Hill). Our newest street pantry is at the Fusion Community House in Hughesdale (185 Warrigal Road, Hughesdale).
The street pantry is an exciting addition to the community landscape, a place where people are encouraged to 'give what you can and take what you need’.
The street pantry is run by the local community, donating non-perishable food and toiletries so that those in need can take without cost or judgement.
The survival of the pantry is dependent upon the support of the local community---people walking their dogs and putting items into the pantry, local businesses donating products, and local schools coordinating collections. Ultimately the local community takes ownership of the street pantry, so that it remains stocked, undamaged and cared for.
The street pantry’s design, build, supplies and artwork was a collaboration of generous local community members and companies providing their time and resources. The City of Monash provided funds for the Notting Hill Neighbourhood House and the Fusion Community House.