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WHO WE ARE

An Introduction to The Staples Bag

The Staples Bag is a social enterprise established by Settlement Services International (SSI).

We are a small team committed to empowering our community’s low income earners by providing easy access to low cost and high quality nutritious food staples.

Everyone should be able to afford basic food staples. However this is not easy for many in our community who are struggling with rising costs of living and on low incomes. That is why we are committed to supplying food staples at very low cost to lessen the financial  burden of those in Sydney who need it most.

The Staples Bag initiative also provides unemployed people with hands-on work experience as well as the broader life skills that help job seekers to find and keep a job.

HOW IT WORKS

Simply choose a bag size below and fill out your bag with a set list of groceries from several categories. We receive new grocery items every weekday and ensure we will always have the following:

Milk & Bread

Pantry Items

Seasonal Vegetables

Meat, Poultry and/or Fish

There is no eligibility criteria and no need to pre-order. Simply visit us at our various locations below and purchase your bag.

OUR BAGS

Standard Bag – $20

Can feed 1-2 people for up to a week

Family Bag – $30

Can feed 3-4 people for up to a week

Vegetarian Bag – $15

Can feed 1-2 people for up to a week (Contains no meat)

CHECK OUT THE GROCERIES IN A SAMPLE STAPLES BAG

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHAT'S IN EACH WEEK'S BAG

LOCATIONS

The Staples Bag 

449 Canterbury Rd,

CAMPSIE NSW 2194

AUSTRALIA

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Open:  MON-FRI:  9:30am – 4:30pm, SAT: 10:00am -1:00pm

John Northcott Building

50/40-50 Belvoir Street,

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Pick-Up: FRIDAY: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Wayside Chapel

29 Hughes Street

POTTS POINT NSW 2011

AUSTRALIA

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Open:  WEDNESDAY:  12:30pm – 2:30pm

Our Place Community Room

Poets Corner, 45 Morehead St

Redfern NSW 2016

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Pick-Up: WEDNESDAY: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Parramatta Mission

119 Macquarie St

PARRAMATTA  NSW 2150

AUSTRALIA

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Open:  Every second THURSDAY:  11:30am – 1:00pm beginning 05/01/17

Greenway Central Garden

Greenway Social Housing Estate, 1/4 Ennis Rd

Milsons Point NSW 2061

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Open: Mondays 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Koolyangarra Child and Family Centre

1/2 Kington Place

CRANEBROOK  NSW 2749

AUSTRALIA

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Open:  Every second THURSDAY:  1:00pm – 3:00pm beginning 09/02/17

Kingswood Park Public School

Caloola Avenue

Penrith, NSW 2750

Tel: (02) 9787 6832

Open: Every second Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm beginning 14/2/17

FAQS

Why are the groceries so cheap?

We’ve established relationships with local and national grocers and food vendors throughout Sydney to obtain food staples at minimum cost. The majority of the groceries obtained are of supermarket quality, but we also provide goods that have been discontinued in supermarket lines, have incorrect labeling or damaged packaging.

Most of our groceries are purchased in bulk. This ensures that you will only ever pay a fraction of supermarket prices for your necessary groceries.

Is there eligibility criteria?

We do not have any strict eligibility criteria. Anyone who feels that they are struggling to put food on the table are welcome to shop at The Staples Bag. We allow our customers to remain anonymous as we understand how important it is to enable our customers to retain their dignity in difficult times.

What payment types do you accept?

We will accept cash, debit or credit. We also accept Centrepay payments. If you are a recipient of Centrelink payments and are interested in having your Staples Bag automatically deducted from your payments, please call us on 9787 6832 to arrange with friendly staff member.

Do you deliver?

Delivery can be arranged over the phone for a flat fee of $7 per customer in select suburbs within the Sydney Metro Area. Please call us on 9787 6832 to arrange with a friendly staff member.

CONTACT US

Location

Find us at:
449 Canterbury Road , 
Campsie NSW 2194, AUSTRALIA

Call Us

Want to speak to a team member instead? Call us on 02 9787 6832 . Our lines are open 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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