Far North Queensland community provides vital support to Queenslanders in need.

Did you know Foodbank Queensland receives generous donations of food and groceries from farmersmanufacturers and retailers all around Queensland? In fact, some of our largest food donations come from Far North Queensland.

Karden, a banana grower in Innisfail, is one of Foodbank Queensland’s largest banana donors in the state. Owner, Shane Cini, said it is very rewarding knowing that their donations are helping Queenslanders suffering from hunger.

“We donate to Foodbank Queensland because it is a great opportunity to be to be part of an organisation that is supporting those in need. It also helps us reduce waste on the farm,”
Shane said.

Australian Banana Company is another reliable donor of bananas in the area, helping us provide fresh fruit and vegetables to Queenslanders experiencing a hunger crisis.

Sadly, many of our food donors have been affected by the events of  this year, including drought, bushfires and COVID-19. However, they have continued their commitment to Foodbank Queensland in ways that inspire us.

This year, when demand for relief was higher than ever before, Koorelah Farms very generously increased their donation and supplied more than 300,000 kilograms of tomatoes. That’s 60,000 shopping bags full of tomatoes to help even more Queenslanders facing severe hardship due to COVID-19.

Other generous food donors in Far North Queensland include Dobe Farming, Double D Produce, CHEP Australia, The Outback Pie Co., Phantom Produce and Lowe and Sons.

Not only does the Far North Queensland community donate essential food and groceries, but local transport providers, including Lindsay Transport and Bootooloo Transport, donate their time and resources to support the transport needs of many Foodbank Queensland food donors.

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our incredible food donors and generous members of the community.

If you’re in the food industry and are interested in becoming a food donor, please click here.