Esperance pantries open to those in need

Hope administrator Shirley Schmidt, Esperance Men in Shed members Ron Brown and Fred de Grussa and Hope counsellor Renee Ham. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Hope administrator Shirley Schmidt, Esperance Men in Shed members Ron Brown and Fred de Grussa and Hope counsellor Renee Ham. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Two pantries for those in need in the Esperance community were opened today, September 12.

The pantries will be filled with non perishable and sealed items donated from community members and will provide a place for those needing support to receive it without asking for help.

The pantries will remain unlocked for members of the public to take as they need.

One pantry is located at the Gumtree Christian Fellowship Church in Nulsen and the other is situated in the overflow parking outside the Esperance Public Library.

The pantries are a Hope Community Services initiative and were inspired by a similar project in Kalgoorlie.

Hope thanked Esperance Men in Sheds and Esperance Senior High School student Clayton Barnett for constructing the pantries and Sandrat Stika Signs for creating the signs.

Items can be donated to Hope on Dempster Street if the pantries are full.