The People's Pantry

Changes at The Pantry

Note: New proof-of-income criteria (aged care, disability, carer pension, or Centrelink concession card) has been introduced at The People’s Pantry.

Have a question? Call us on 02 7903 0607

What’s The People’s Pantry?

The People’s Pantry is a food relief service.

The Pantry is run by South Eastern Community Connect at 1007 Botany Rd, Mascot in Sydney.

132 households currently access The People’s Pantry. Of this number, 96 people access it every week. 20% of those who access it are young families in crisis. When we meet with parents and carers, we give them info about our parenting programs and other local services.


Grab your food & essentials hamper at:

SECC Community Hub

1007 Botany Rd, Mascot

Wednesdays or Thursdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Who can access it?

Anyone from these LGAs:

  • Bayside
  • City of Sydney
  • Randwick
  • Woollahra
  • Waverley

What we need from you

First time at the Pantry?

You’ll need proof-of-income (aged care, disability, carer pension, or Centrelink concession card) to access food from SECC.

We’ll also ask you to fill out an enrolment form with your details.

What you get

A food hamper with a combination of canned and packaged food such as: 

  • rolled oats
  • pasta
  • cooking sauce
  • canned beans and vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • canned soup

Client Story: Anastacia

Anastacia has three gorgeous girls, ranging from three to 13. Her family began struggling financially when her husband became ill and couldn’t work.

Sadly, Anastacia’s husband died suddenly of a heart attack in 2022, putting the family under more strain.

Thankfully, SECC was there to help Anastacia and her family through this difficult time.

SECC is asking for community support to ensure more women like Anastacia can access food for their children in times of hardship.

With community support, there will be food in the pantry when Anastacia and others like her need it.

We’re asking the community to give what they can to help families and individuals facing the worst cost of living crisis we’ve faced in decades. So no child goes hungry tonight.


Locals access The People’s Pantry for food support and social connection.

We welcome every guest with a smile and a cuppa.

households currently access The People's Pantry

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people access it every week

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percent of those who access it are young families in crisis

Volunteer Story: David

Working as a volunteer at The People’s Pantry has been a life-changer for me. It’s helped me turn my life around. I feel like I am a valued member of the community and it has given me a real sense of purpose in life.

In my volunteer work, I’m helping vulnerable clients and families who are struggling in hardship.

I understand what it’s like to be in hardship. It’s something I can relate to.

It’s always a good feeling to know you’ve helped someone in need and to see them walk away with a smile on their face. There was even one time, when I served a new client at the pantry and she ended up crying with tears of joy. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.

The work we do at the Pantry makes a big difference.

Help Us Fill Our Pantry



The need for food relief is huge, and your donation can make an enormous difference to individuals and families in need.


SECC Community Hub

1007 Botany Rd, Mascot 2020


Mondays to Fridays

9am to 4pm


Order online via Coles or Woolworths and have groceries delivered to SECC Community Hub 1007 Botany Rd, Mascot (tel 02 7903 0607)


If you’d like to pledge a monthly amount, donate online today.



Phone: 02 7903 0607


Instagram: @thepeoplespantrysydney

Address: The SECC Hub, 1007 Botany Rd, Mascot NSW 2020


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