Food for Families Appeal

Families all over Queensland, just like Ashley’s, are struggling to feed their children. Read Ashley’s story below.

Supporting 4 young kids has always been tough, but last year, Ashley, aged 28, faced a series of major challenges that turned her life upside down. After a year of personal anguish, housing insecurity and the pandemic, Ashley’s family were left eating below the poverty line

“I’m a strong person and it takes a lot for me to get upset, but here I was trying to cover all food, bills, fuel and school costs on my own, with four kids under eight. There were times I’d have to borrow meat, milk or bread from people I knew, just to get us through. It was really hard.” – Ashley

Ashley did careful fortnightly shops to stretch her money as far as she could. Things were so bad that her two eldest kids, Madison and Isabelle, would sometimes go to school with just an apple to eat. Ashley herself was meant to follow a special diet to manage Crohn’s disease, but she could not even afford the most basic of meals.

“If there wasn’t enough dinner I would go without or have a sandwich after the kids went to bed.” – Ashley  

That’s when Ashley turned to Foodbank for help.

“Right now, I am doing everything on my own and it’s hard to ask for help. When I did ask, Foodbank helped in a big way.” – Ashley

Please make a donation today to help. Your generosity will make sure that parents like Ashley have enough nutritious food to feed their family at every meal.

A message from Foodbank CEO

As the demand for food relief services continues to rise with the end of JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments, an already tough year is getting even tougher for so many Queenslanders!

Sadly, there are so many families throughout Queensland who, after facing a year of severe hardship, are struggling to put food on the table for their children.

We need your support to get food to those who need it most.

For every $1 you donate, Foodbank Queensland can supply food for 2 nutritious meals to Queenslanders going hungry.

Please donate today.