HELP FOODBANK FEED FAMILIES

Brookside Shopping Centre has once again partnered with Foodbank Qld and All Purpose Transport in support of the Foodbank Food Drive, which encourages the local community to donate food items to help feed families in need.

HELP FOODBANK FEED LOCAL AND RURAL FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS

Did you know that a quarter of families living in disadvantaged areas do not have enough food to feed their families?  Every week in Queensland 100,000 people rely on food aid from Foodbank Queensland, with a third of those being children.  Around Australia about 40% of the food distributed via Foodbank is delivered to those in need in rural and regional areas, and the demand from these areas is increasing with the ongoing effects of the drought felt here in Queensland.

For the tenth year running, Retail First has teamed up with All Purpose Transport to raise 40 tonnes of food donations, and to assist with Foodbank’s increased demand for food assistance over the Christmas season.

From now until Christmas, donation boxes are located outside every supermarket in Retail First shopping centres, encouraging customers to donate a couple of cans, a bag of pasta or a box of cereal – any non-perishable food items that could help a family in need.

All Purpose Transport will regularly collect and deliver these donations, and Foodbank will distribute them to more than 300 charity and welfare organisations in Queensland to provide to those who need it the most.

Foodbank Queensland’s CEO, Mr Michael Rose said that the ongoing support is very much valued, and he encouraged everyone to donate food at a local Retail First shopping centre.

It is such an easy and inexpensive way to ‘give’ this Christmas, and you will directly be helping a local or rural family in need.

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For more information about Foodbank visit http://www.foodbankqld.org.au/