Communities@ Work – Community Pantry

01 Dec, 2014



Communities@ Work – Community Pantry - What it means to me by M.

I started going to the Community Pantry in Gungahlin through Communities@Work over a year ago.

My life was at a turning point, I was afraid to move forward. I had lost everything, a failed career; fail marriage, I found relationships difficult because I was grieving for my old life I had no sense of worth.

Having little money and little work I was lost in fear and shame, my depression and anxiety overwhelmed me I knew I had to provide for my 2 children they depended on me.

I was referred to the Community Pantry through Centrelink.

I’ll never forget the warmth and kindness I received and my emotional melt down I knew I was safe and new this was the gateway to my personal freedom. I was given support and referred to other legal and health organisations that I need to build my life back again brick by brick building the foundation for my family to become strong again.

As I reflect now and look back I realise that the worst of our hardship is behind us, the strength I had to find to be humble, I can see now that I’m in a better place and I’m a better person.

Seek and you will find a kind and helping hand at the Community Pantry.

I’m not so afraid now and I still have many challenges to face but the support and friendship is a key to recovery it’s a kind ear and welcoming heart that helped us I am forever grateful.

Brick by Brick...

A house won’t make a home but your family will. A community is the extension of your family that brings love and kindness.


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