Foodbank Locations in Brisbane
Did you know that 100,000 people in Queensland rely on the help of Food Bank to provide them with food relief? 50,000 children make up this massive number. You might think it is only the homeless or jobless that use Foodbank, but in fact, it is also the working poor, every day battling Australian families who might be doing it tough for all sort of reasons.
How you can help
For the ninth year running, Retail First has teamed up with All Purpose Transport to raise 40 tonnes of food donations to assist with Foodbank’s increased demand for food assistance over the Christmas season.
From now until Christmas, collection cages are located outside every supermarket in Retail First shopping centres encouraging customers to donate any non-perishable food items that could help feed a family in need. Pop an extra jar of vegemite or tin of spaghetti in your trolley – If you notice a purchase 2 for less price, then pop that in too.
What happens to the food you donate
All Purpose Transport will regularly collect and deliver these donations to Foodbank for their 300+ charities and welfare organisations. So far this industry award winning campaign has delivered more than 350 tonnes of food to Foodbank, and those in need since it began in 2009.
Foodbank Queensland’s CEO Michael Rose said that it was heartening to see larger businesses supporting the cause and he encouraged everyone to donate food at a local Retail First shopping centre. “Please help us to reach out to those less fortunate and show them that we do care this Christmas”, Mr Rose said. Retail First Head of Marketing, Bec Gascoigne said that the 40 tonne target was an ambitious goal, but ironically is the amount of food that Foodbank Queensland distributes daily.
Helping out everyday families
Ms Gascoigne explained, “Given that it is now everyday families struggling to pay their bills and to put food on the table, going without is closer to home than you would think. That extra item of food goes a long way for many, and we know that the ongoing generosity of the community will be the key ingredient in being able to achieve this huge 40 tonne target.” Ms Gascoigne encouraged family involvement, work colleagues and neighbours to help Foodbank help others. “It is such an easy and inexpensive way to ‘give’ this Christmas, and you will directly be helping a local family in need.”
Food items can be donated to Foodbank at all Retail First shopping centres: Southside: Arndale Shopping Centre, Australia Fair, Calamvale Central, Fairfield Gardens, Logan Central Plaza, Mt Gravatt Plaza, Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park. Westside: Booval Fair, Redbank Plaza and Toowong Village. Northside: Aspley Hypermarket, Brookside Shopping Centre, Peninsula Fair, Margate Village and Stafford City Shopping Centre. Eastside: Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza and Capalaba Park. Gold Coast: Australia Fair Shopping Centre