Bundles are donations to the Junimos given via golden scrolls inside the Community Center. When a bundle is complete, the Junimos offer the player a reward. When all bundles for a particular room in the Community Center are complete, the Junimos grant a special reward that sometimes benefits the entire community.
Bundle rewards are given immediately, but rewards for completing all bundles in a room are given at the end of the day via a cutscene depicting the Junimos fulfilling the reward. If two rooms are completed on the same day, only one of the cutscenes is shown. Note that if the player does not collect individual bundle rewards before completing the room, the rewards can be found in a small brown bag to the left of the Junimo Hut after the golden scroll disappears. This bag persists after the Community Center completion ceremony, until all items are retrieved from it.
A few bundles display more items than there are slots to fill (e.g., Artisan Bundle: 12 items, 6 slots to fill). In this case, the player can choose which of the shown items they want to use to fill the bundle. They do not have to use all shown items, only enough to fill the slots.
Completing all bundles restores the Community Center to its condition when it was brand new and unlocks the "Local Legend" steam achievement. That night, the game also unlocks a cut scene that shows the grand re-opening of the Community Center. This scene is triggered by entering Pelican Town Square any time thereafter on a sunny day, unless a festival is to be held in the town that day. Mayor Lewis announces that the player has won the Stardew Hero award and gives the player a trophy.
There is a total of 6 rooms and 30 bundles to complete in the Community Center. In the Joja Warehouse, there are 5 rewards to purchase (the "Friendship" reward is not available).
Bundle Progress can be checked at any time by clicking on the Golden Scroll icon at the top right of the Player Menu (above the Garbage Can and "organize" icons). Selecting or hovering the mouse pointer over an inventory item that is needed for a bundle makes the Golden Scroll icon pulsate.
Bundles that do not specify quality will accept items of any quality. For bundles that need multiple items, multiple stacks of different qualities are acceptable as long as they add up to the required amount. For bundles that do specify a quality, a better quality is also acceptable.
Traveling Cart Availability
All items required for bundles have a small chance of appearing in the Traveling Cart stock, except for the items listed below. These items will never be sold at the Traveling Cart:
The Fish Tank appears after completing one bundle. Completing all Fish Tank bundles will remove the Glittering Boulder to the left of The Mines entrance. Willy will also give the player a Copper Pan that can be used to collect metal ores and other items from bodies of water.
Note: It may not be possible to finish the Specialty Fish Bundle before finishing the entire Vault section, as access to The Desert is required to get a Sandfish, unless it becomes available at the Traveling Cart.
The Boiler Room appears after completing two bundles. Completing all Boiler Room bundles repairs the Minecarts, allowing the player to fast travel between distant locations. The Locations are Bus Stop, Mines, Quarry and Town.
The Bulletin Board appears after completing three bundles.
Completing all Bulletin Board bundles improves the player's friendship rating with every non-datable villager by two hearts (500 points). Note that this applies only to non-datable villagers whom the player has met in person. Villagers who do not show on the "Social" tab of the player menu and villagers whose names appear as "???' will not receive 500 points. If the player completes all the bundles before Kent arrives on 1 Spring, Year 2, he will not benefit from the friendship increase, and will start at 0 hearts. The Dwarf's friendship will be unaffected if the player does not have the Dwarvish Translation Guide.
The morning after, Mayor Lewis will send a letter saying that packages containing items posted about "years ago" on the community center bulletin board have been appearing in villagers' homes. He says the packages are all addressed from "your farm". He expresses his gratitude and says "all of us in town are delighted!"
After completing the Community Center, the first night before a rainy or stormy day, a cutscene will trigger in which a bolt of lightning strikes the abandoned JojaMart, opening its doors. Inside, the Missing Bundle can be found.
1.3.27: Removed an exploit that allowed some furniture to be used in place of items to fill bundles.
1.4: Introduced the Missing Bundle. Selecting or hovering the mouse pointer over inventory items needed for a bundle now makes the Golden Scroll icon pulsate. Uncollected rewards can now be found in a bundle next to the Junimo Hut when the golden scroll disappears.
1.5: Added the ability to randomize bundles for new saves, stack different quality items, as well as an option to be able to complete all of the bundles in the first year by guaranteeing that the Traveling Cart will sell a Red Cabbage Seed.