Brisbane’s top restaurants are once again joining forces with Foodbank Queensland to fight hunger and to celebrate World Food Day this October.

The annual cocktail and dining fundraiser will be hosted on Saturday, 19 October at the Foodbank Queensland warehouse in Morningside.

Long-time supporters of Foodbank Queensland, Javier Codina from MODA Restaurant, PJ McMillan from Harveys and Manny Sakarellarkis from Enoteca will be joined by Charles Martin from Signature by Emporium Hotels South Bank and Matteo Zini from La Macelleria Gelateria. Guests will be treated to an Italian inspired menu created exclusively for Foodbank Queensland by our supporting restaurants.

Andy Georges from Mr & Mrs G’s Riverbar will be creating exclusive Italian inspired cocktails using the finest spirits. Craft brewers Green Beacon Brewing will supply a selection of their handcrafted beers and ales, whilst guests can also enjoy MOET Champagne and the finest wines.

A full menu will be released in late September.

Thanks to the support of Prop House, who will be supplying everything from statues, lights and quintessential Italian props, the Foodbank warehouse will be transformed into a rustic Italian piazza for guests to enjoy the finest Italian food. Along with delicious food and drinks, guests will also be treated to music from Latin Mafia who will be playing the rhythms and beats of Italy to create a festival like atmosphere to dance away the night.

“Our World Food Day night is the highlight on our calendar and is incredibly popular with our supporters and friends. It’s not every day that you can enjoy a delicious spread under one roof from the likes of MODA, Harveys, Enoteca, Signature Restaurant and La Macelleria, whilst enjoying bespoke cocktails from Mr & Mrs G’s and the finest handcraft ales from Green Beacon Brewing.

The evening is an opportunity to raise awareness of the growing crisis of food insecurity in Queensland. It’s an issue that shouldn’t occur in a country like Australia but unfortunately the problem is all too real for thousands of Queenslanders.” said Michael Rose, Foodbank Queensland, Chief Executive Officer.

The World Food Day evening is an opportunity for Foodbank Queensland to raise awareness of the growing problem of food insecurity across the state. Despite helping nearly 200,000 Queenslanders a month, over 12,000 people are turned away each month because our charity partners are struggling to keep up with the demand.

Every ticket sold is the equivalent of donating 300 meals to Foodbank Queensland and will help fight hunger across the state. Tickets are on sale now and available for $150.