HELP FIGHT HUNGER THIS CHRISTMAS
With her partner in hospital on life support, Rachel struggles to feed her children
When Rachel and her partner moved to Queensland from New Zealand last year, their lives were full of possibility. With two young children, Sophie and Molly, and the promise of a good job, they were excited about the future.
Then, the company her husband worked for went out of business. He soon found work driving trucks, and they moved into their own place, when that company shut down as well.
“A week before Christmas, my partner lost his job. I managed to find somewhere that would send us a food hamper. When it comes to food for my kids, I’ll do anything for them.” – Rachel
All over Queensland, people like Rachel are experiencing desperate hardship after a sudden change in their circumstances. It’s a heartbreaking situation – and one far too many families are facing right now, with so many livelihoods lost to COVID-19.
Just as the young family were getting back on their feet, Rachel’s partner suffered a stroke, only two months after starting a new job. With their father’s life hanging in the balance, Rachel’s two young children need your support more than ever.
“He had a stroke while driving and has been in hospital since June. He’s got some movement, but he can’t hear you. He’s on life support. I try to do odd jobs to make a bit of money so I can catch the bus to visit him, otherwise I walk. I’ve been trying to keep positive.” – Rachel
Food hampers are a lifeline for families like Rachel’s.
“The food hampers have helped me out so much. We were even invited to a Christmas party last year, which was beautiful.” – Rachel
With your generosity, Foodbank Queensland can help make sure families like Rachel’s do not go hungry at Christmas.
Every $1 you donate will provide two nutritious meals to someone facing hunger this Christmas.