Trinity Pantry started out as a small help service for those who had simply didn't have enough to eat or who had met with some temporary crisis and no funds. Over thirty years later, it is now a food assistance service providing for over 1000 people each year.
The pantry is entirely staffed by volunteers, and with only small amounts of state government funding, it depends predominantly on donations and contributions of food to help others.
Services available and
how to access them
The Pantry is located on the Church Street side of Trinity Hall; Church Street is between Ann and Wickham Streets, Fortitude Valley, near the Valley Pool and Police Station.
The Pantry is open Tuesday to Friday every week, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm (except public holidays). If you are in need of help because of some crisis or hard times, you don’t have to make an appointment. Just come to the Pantry during opening hours and bring some identification.
There is a selection of non-perishable food available –
people coming to the Pantry select the things they need from a 'shopping list' and take the food home. There is no cost.
In addition, financial emergency relief is also available on Thursdays during the above opening hours. Limited financial assistance can be provided towards the payment of bills e.g. utilities (including electricity, gas, water, phone), rent, and PBS prescriptions. Please bring the relevant bills along with payment details.
For general inquiries, phone 3852 1635.
How can you help?
The Pantry depends predominantly on donations and contributions of food to help others. Gifts of food –maybe a special collection at your workplace, school or parish – will help enormously. You can deliver goods to the Pantry during opening hours, or phone us to arrange a pick up. It is helpful if you give us some contact details so that we can thank you!
Donations of money help us with the purchase of groceries and provision of financial assistance. Gifts of funds to the Pantry are tax deductible. Please contact us for electronic transfer details, or cheques can be mailed to:
Trinity Centre Welfare
PO Box 1220
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Volunteer at the Pantry
New volunteers are always welcome. Training is available, and volunteers always work in pairs.
If you think you can offer a three hour shift once a month, simply e-mail us about yourself:
The Trinity Pantry is accessed from the side entrance to Trinity Hall,
facing Church Street