Gold Coasters are being encouraged to donate non-perishable grocery items to help put food on the table for thousands of families in need this Christmas.
Collection cages have been set up outside Coles and Woolworths at Australia Fair Shopping Centre with all items to be donated to Foodbank, a charity providing food relief to nearly 200,000 Queenslanders every week.
All Purpose Transport will regularly collect and deliver these donations to Foodbank, who will then distribute them to more than 500 charity and school breakfast programs in Queensland.
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This is the eleventh year Retail First Centres across South East Queensland including Australia Fair have teamed up with All Purpose Transport to raise and deliver food donations for Foodbank.
Retail First’s Head of Marketing, Ms Bec Gascoigne said they are hoping to gather 40 tonnes of food donations this year.
“It is now everyday families both locally and in regional areas that are struggling to put food on the table, and although this campaign does not solve the problem long term, it helps assist Foodbank Queensland in meeting the increased demand over Christmas in their ongoing support of families in need,” she said.
“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.
“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.”
For more information, visit: australiafair.com.au/