Foodbank Queensland increases food storage capacity by 28%!
We are excited to announce that Foodbank Queensland’s pallet racking has been upgraded for the first time in 20 years!
Thanks to the generosity of John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Foodbank Queensland has replaced all existing pallet racking, allowing us to improve our layout, increase food storage capacity and be more efficient and effective.
Sara Harrup, Foodbank Queensland CEO, said the project has enabled Foodbank Queensland to rescue, store and distribute 28% more food.
“The support of John T Reid Charitable Trusts has helped us increase the capacity of Foodbank Queensland, welcoming more Member Charities and providing more essential food and groceries to those in need,” Ms Harrup said.
As the largest hunger relief charity in Queensland, providing food for over 25 million meals each year, Foodbank Queensland is committed to growing and adapting to meet increased state-wide food relief demand.
When Foodbank Queensland’s Morningside facility opened 20 years ago, one million kilograms of food was sourced and distributed annually. Twenty years later, in the same facility, we are now providing more than 14 million kilograms of essential food and groceries to support Queenslanders facing hardship.
Foodbank Queensland’s impact has grown year on year as we work tirelessly towards our vision of a Queensland without hunger. Every day, up to 32 trucks full of donated food and groceries arrive at Foodbank Queensland to support Queenslanders in crisis. By creating more spaces for storage, we can now accept and distribute up to 292 additional pallets of food every day.