Community Food Help & Other Services
Community Food Help
Please note * We do not offer IGA Vouchers or cash assistance.
Our Centre provides short term food assistance for people struggling with their weekly budgets. We offer supplies of non-perishable food including yet not limited to long-life milk, cereals, pasta, tinned soups and other meals, pasta sauces, tea or coffee and whatever other non-perishable food items have been generously donated by the community. If you need assistance, there is no need to make an appointment simply drop into the Centre Mon-Fri between 9:30am – 12noon or Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 1:30pm – 4pm and our friendly reception staff will look after you.
Can you help…….
stock our emergency food stores?
SNCC in collaboration with Lloyds Supa IGA in Springwood operates an on-going donation food bin within the supermarket that shoppers are encouraged to donate an item or two into from their weekly shop. We also accept food and cash donates at our centre in the new ‘Hub’ during our opening hours.
For 39 years and counting, we have given out food parcels to adults and children in need within our community.
On average 6-7 families are helped each week. This service is not government funded and its a challenge to keep our food cupboards stocked to keep meeting the demand for this crucial community service!
We are raising funds to buy basic items such as long-life milk, cereals, tea/coffee, pasta, rice, sauces, spreads and hygiene items. Your monetary donations will be used to supplement the food donations our Centre receives – which in-turn are personally given out in emergency food parcels to people in need every week!
We are running a GoFundMe page, where people can make donations to. Follow the link HERE
To make a direct deposit donation SNCC Bank details are: Acc: 122 031 008 BSB: 633 000
Art for Sale
The Centre is very lucky that our Artscope and Art Social group members are so talented in their artworks. And in 2018, we will be selling some of their fabulous art pieces. A percentage of this sale is donated to the Centre to help pay for the Community Food Cupboard.
Some of the artworks that have been featured are:
*Note- these artworks may have already sold
Drop in Lounge & Daily Papers
SNCC offers the community access to both the local Gazette as well as daily papers (Herald and the Telegraph), we also have tea and coffee making facilities by gold coin. Plus space to sit both inside and outside the Centre and have a friendly chat with our reception staff.
We also stock the Seniors free monthly magazine, Sydney Child and many more so why not pop down and pick up a copy today.
Free Wi-Fi Access
The centre is proud to offer free internet access for community members who have their own devices. So if you would like to drop in for a cuppa, surf the net, study or access your email via your own notebook, smart phone or tablet just come and see our friendly reception staff who will assist you to access the internet. Please note that any printing requests from your own device will be charged as per standard centre printing rates.
Photocopying and Other Services
We offer photocopying, scanning, laminating and book binding services as well as access to a public computer and internet for a small fee. Just ask at reception for assistance.
We no longer offer fax services.
We have 5 computers that community members may use within the centre. If you want to use the internet with these computers, a small fee applies. However just using the programs such as word is free. Feel free to pop in and ask our friendly volunteers any questions you may have.
Resources and Local Information
The Centre has a number of resources available to the public about essential and other local services including our popular New Resident’s Kit, if you need assistance with any information please enquire at reception and our staff will be more than happy to help.
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative is now located at the Ground Floor, Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, 104-108 Macquaire Road, Springwood. The Neighbourhood Centre does not offer room hire, but the Community Hub itself does. For more information about the rooms within the Hub, contact the Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4723 5000, or pop into the new Hub and visit the Blue Mountains City Council desk located in the foyer.