Response to Queensland Food Rescue Grant
A statement by Foodbank Queensland CEO Sara Harrup
As Queensland’s largest hunger relief charity, we commend the Queensland Government for taking action to both reduce food waste and combat Queensland’s hunger crisis.
Sadly, many charities across Queensland are under resourced and are struggling to meet the rising demand for food relief.
COVID-19 has had a profound effect on Queensland’s hunger crisis, with one third (33%) of those experiencing hunger having never gone hungry before the pandemic.
With so many livelihoods lost to COVID-19, many Queenslanders are facing the scary reality of not having enough food to feed their families.
Every month Foodbank Queensland rescues more than one million kilograms of food and groceries and distributes it to over 200,000 people experiencing hunger. However, there are many more Queenslanders who are in desperate need of support.
Foodbank Queensland welcomes the Queensland Government’s Food Rescue Grant to support charities providing essential food relief to Queenslanders in crisis.
For more information, please refer to the Queensland Government’s media release here.
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