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Project founder, Tahlia Pileggi, with Claire Condon packing hampers at the YAC centre. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Byron Youth Service (BYS) have partnered with the Northern Rivers Pantry Project to collect donated items and distribute them to families hit hard at the moment.

BYS manager Christian Tancred says, ‘First impressions were just, Wow! How indicative of our community that this project would so quickly well up from the spring of community kindness. BYS is proud to contribute and to be a part of this amazing local solution.

‘Our mission is to spread kindness and compassion to ensure we look after the wellbeing of our neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic’.

Items sought

Donation items sought are bags and boxes to make pantry packs, including; honey, toilet paper, hand sanitiser, pancake mix, tissues, gloves, syrup, washing powder, face masks, oils, dishwashing liquid, canned soup, rice, soap, canned vegetables, lentils, sanitary items, canned fruit, pasta, diapers, canned tuna, noodles, socks, canned tomatoes, coffee, beanies, dried fruit, tea, scarves, muesli bars, long life milk, blankets, cereal, oats, books, nuts, juice, puzzles, crackers, baby food, colouring-in books, peanut butter, biscuits, activity packs, jams, pet food, paints and brushes, jellies and toothpaste.

Donations to Byron Youth Activities Centre (YAC) can be made in person to 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay, between 8am and 12pm. 

To ensure everyone’s health and safety, please maintain social distancing of two metres when making your donation, and that all items donated are unopened and unused.

Delivery vollies needed

Delivery volunteers are also needed, say organisers.

‘If you’re in a position to help, please contact Tahlia on 0415 306 011’. Tahlia can also be contacted to order a pantry pack and arts and crafts mindfulness packs.

Email contact is [email protected]

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