Foodbank Queensland Plea To Support Flood Victims
Today, Foodbank Queensland, the state’s largest hunger relief charity, has called out for urgent help to get emergency food supplies to Queenslanders hit by the floods.
Sara Harrup, Foodbank Queensland CEO, said the charity was working hard to get food and clean water out to the communities in desperate need.
“Today we launched the Foodbank Queensland Flood Appeal 2022 and are calling out for help to ensure Queenslanders experiencing hardship have access to emergency food supplies and the clean water they desperately need,” she said.
“With many frontline food relief charities having been flooded and now unable to support their communities, Foodbank is prioritising getting more food and non-food emergency items to these areas, as they have little or no supplies remaining, and heightened demand.
“These prioritised regions include Caboolture, Ipswich and Logan. Many other charities across Toowoomba, Wide Bay-Burnett and South-east Queensland are also reaching out for urgent support. In these regions alone, Foodbank Queensland supports more than 250 charities each week.
“We are doing everything we can to get food out, but we need your help – 100% of all donations will be used by Foodbank Queensland to get emergency food and water to those who need it the most as quickly as possible.
“This is not the first time our state has seen homes and businesses destroyed, but the one thing disasters bring out is the Queensland spirit – our communities are resilient and will rally together to help bring hope to those who have lost everything,” Ms Harrup said.
Funds donated to the Foodbank Queensland Flood Appeal 2022 will cover food, freight and resources to deliver to the hardest hit areas around Queensland in the coming weeks.
Thousands of Queensland residents have been evacuated, and major flood warnings are still in place for the Mary, Logan, Brisbane and Bremer rivers and Warrill Creek.
To donate to the Foodbank Queensland Flood Appeal, please visit foodbank.org.au.
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