Being out of work has put Tony and his family in a desperate situation

“I never thought in a million years that I would be in the position I am now. We try and do everything we possibly can, but some days we literally run out of money.” – Tony

Tony was an active, hard-working family man until a beach accident left him unable to work for six months. He recovered well and was about to go back to his job when an out-of-control motorist ran into his car. With another set of debilitating injuries, Tony found himself in an even worse situation than before.

At the time, Tony was working for a catering company that serviced Brisbane airport. So, when the pandemic hit and his worker’s compensation ran out, there was no way for his employers to keep him on.

“I’ve pawned all my tools and used our savings to try and get by, but for a couple of weeks we were pretty much just living on bread and water – I didn’t know what to do or where to turn.” – Tony

Desperate to put food on his family’s table, Tony came across one of Foodbank Queensland’s local Member Charities. Because he can no longer drive, the charity delivers hampers of nutritious food to his home.

“It’s the highlight of our week knowing there’ll be fresh fruit and veg, bread, and dried foods like pasta and rice. Without this help we would not have made it this far. I take my hat off to Foodbank and the people who donate – it makes all the difference to us as a family.– Tony

With so many livelihoods lost to COVID-19, too many families like Tony’s all over Queensland are doing it tough right now. Sadly, 1 in 3 Queenslanders facing a hunger crisis had never gone hungry before the pandemic.

With your support, we can make sure our local member charities have enough food to share with families in need, helping them to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.

Your generosity will make sure that families like Tony’s do not go hungry. Thank you for making a difference.

Every $1 you donate will provide two nutritious meals to someone facing hunger like Tony.