Will you help families across Queensland like Kathy’s?

 

Feeding Australians In Need

 

Foodbank Queensland urgently needs your support as demand for food relief this year continues to exceed supply. 

Hunger is a hidden crisis in Australia and in spite of our best efforts, we estimate that we need 50% more food to provide enough for all the people seeking assistance.

As the largest hunger relief charity in Queensland, Foodbank needs your support to get food to those who need it the most. 

Your gift today can make a difference.  For every $1 donated, Foodbank can supply enough food for 2 nutritious meals to someone in need!  

Please donate today.

“So that my kids didn’t go hungry, I would go without proper meals, often for a week at a time. I’d have swigs of milk, a slice of bread, or drink lots of water to stay full. Whatever the kids didn’t eat after dinner, if there was anything on their plates, I’d just scoff it down. I was sick and depressed.” –  Jeanette’s Story, 2021.

 

Jeanette’s Story 

Your donation will help families like Jeanette’s.

When Jeanette’s husband suddenly walked out on her and their four children, she was left struggling to feed her family. He froze Jeanette out of their business and took all the money from their shared account. Then came terrible news. Her eight year old son Patterson was diagnosed with a rare cancer. He needed months of life-saving treatment. It was a heartbreaking, overwhelming time, made worse as Jeanette could barely feed her family. 

“So that my kids didn’t go hungry, I would go without proper meals, often for a week at a time. I’d have swigs of milk, a slice of bread, or drink lots of water to stay full. Whatever the kids didn’t eat after dinner, if there were peas or anything on their plates, I’d just scoff it down. I was sick and depressed.” 

“Then at the scariest time of my life my friend threw me a lifeline – she told me about a local Foodbank member charity who provided free and discounted food essentials. I immediately felt this huge relief. I knew the kids would eat well that night.   

“The kids thought it was Christmas! From that moment, I felt this huge relief. I knew we would eat well that night” 

“Support from Foodbank meant I could put time and money aside to study for a career that lets me support my family. Today I can focus on being a positive parent and moving forward. If my children see me doing that, they will want the same.” 

Your generosity will help families like Jeanette’s receive the essential groceries they need to get back on their feet. Thank you for making a difference. 

“Support from Foodbank meant I could put time and money aside to study for a career that lets me support my family.” – Jeanette’s Story, 2021.

The Hunger Effect

Foodbank supports 1 in 5 Australian adults who haven’t had enough to eat in the last year, and more than 1 million children who experience food insecurity. Hunger can affect Australians of every age, living alone, in families and in groups. It can happen to people in the cities and regional areas, and it affects more people in some form of employment than those who have none. Your donation will help Foodbank support all Australians to have access to safe, accessible and nutritious food.

more than one in five australian children have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months

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