Fighting hunger in Queensland
At Foodbank, we believe everyone should have access to food. There are Australians going without every day and we are working hard to change that.
Foodbank in Queensland was founded in 1995, with the vision of a Queensland without hunger. Today, we are the state’s largest and most trusted hunger relief charity. We provide food and groceries to more than 300 front line charities and 300 school breakfast programs each year to make sure no Queenslander experiences hunger.
Foodbank operations address 8 UN Sustainability Goals, diverting large volumes of food from landfill, saving water and harmful gas emissions. Each year, Foodbank Queensland rescues enough food to fill 7 football fields! This food supports more than 150,000 Queenslanders in need each week. Thanks to your help, we are able to provide 50 meals a minute! But sadly, demand still outweighs supply.
Right now, 1 in 5 Queensland households are going hungry. That’s 460,000 Queensland households who are skipping meals or not eating for days to get by. Shockingly, 1 in 4 Queensland households experiencing hunger have dependent children in the home. With cost of living pressures impacting so many people in our community, families are being forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads, paying essential bills, and putting food on the table.
Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from. Foodbank doesn’t just give people food, we give them dignity and respect by providing a basic human right. But we can’t do it without you.
Foodbank is one charity, helping hundreds of other charities do great work. By working in collaboration, Foodbank turns every $1 donated into 2 nutritious meals.