Christmas lunch taken care of thanks to Aussie farmers.
With the help of St Vincent de Paul Gympie residents of Murgon, Cherbourg and Cooyar were identified as doing it especially though this Christmas. Many of which were delighted by the sight of such quality fresh produce and the obligatory Christmas Pudding.
Ian Laherty North Central Council President had this to say about the initiative and its impact in the lives of recipients. “What Aussie Farmers’ are doing is truly inspiring! The message for all is that people care what happens to others and are quite prepared to sacrifice so that others are better off. By receiving a hamper, they are also made aware that they are not alone, that people care” Mr Laherty said.
According to the Foodbank Hunger Report 2017, 188,000 Queenslanders have experienced food insecurity at least once a month, with 35% of these individuals being children.
Foodbank CEO, Michael Rose added, “Queensland’s farmers are some of the most generous donors to Foodbank, donating over 3 million kg’s of beautiful, fresh produce last year to those in need, so it is particularly pleasing that, with the help of Aussie Farmers Direct and Aussie Farmers Foundation, we were able to give something back to regional Queensland families who are doing it tough.”
Our deepest thanks to Aussie Farmers Direct and Aussie Farmers Foundation for their continued support. For more information on the Aussie Farmers Foundation visit www.aussiefarmersfoundation.org.au or if you would like to support the ongoing efforts of Foodbank Queensland please contact our friendly staff.