Reservoir Community Pantry is simply an open cupboard fixed to the outside wall of Reservoir Neighbourhood House to which people can either donate, or freely take out, any non-perishable food. In practice, most of the food is bought from a local supermarket using a local, grant.
It appears that most of the food is taken within a few hours of being placed there. In response, although the Neighbourhood House staff buy most of the produce on a Monday morning, they spread out the timing of its placement in the pantry. Anyone can take anything that they want whenever they want and they don’t need to interact with the Neighbourhood House staff to do so.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the Neighbourhood House also gives away free bread (some of which comes from Watsonia Neighbourhood House). In addition, on Mondays, there is free soup. And, finally, there is a free monthly lunch on the 4th Wednesday of every month, midday-1pm.