Help Anne feed her family.
“Sometimes I wouldn’t eat for days, as I wanted to save what little bit of money I had left, to provide for my kids during their visits. I was often starving, but my babies would always be happy, so I decided it was worth it.”
– Anne, single mum
Queenslanders like Anne need your help
The scary truth is it only takes one setback to push a person into the nightmare of hunger… It happened to Queensland mum Anne. She had a stable job and had so many plans for her young children.
After enduring years of domestic violence, while fighting to keep her family together, Anne was left with a devastating brain injury. The young mum suffered the loss of her speech and ability to walk. With no means of income and only a small disability pension, it was often only enough to pay for her therapy and medications.
Whenever she could, Anne scraped together enough for noodles, Weet-Bix, or bananas. Many times though, she’d simply go to bed early to avoid the burning hunger or drink warm water to fill herself up. Not having enough to eat made Anne feel worthless.
Thanks to Foodbank supporters like you, the struggling mum received a knock on the door that changed everything. A food hamper was placed in her arms.
“It was overwhelming. In the hamper was everything to stock my pantry full. Things like flour, sugar, cereal, spaghetti, and tinned goods. Thinking about it still makes me smile.” – Anne
As the cost of living continues to rise, more and more Queensland families like Anne’s are experiencing desperate hardship and are struggling to put food on the table. We need your help to get food to families like Anne’s who need it most.
For every $1 you donate, Foodbank Queensland can get enough food for 2 nutritious meals to Queenslanders going hungry.
Anne is a real Queenslander in need. Her name has been changed to protect her identity. You can help today.
“Getting help to feed myself has made me realise good people are out there. Some of the nicest ones are strangers who support the work of Foodbank. It feels so good to be able to eat. Thank you!”
The Impact of Your Donations
We believe all Queenslanders deserve access to good quality food. However, every single day, Queenslanders are going hungry. With your help, Foodbank can continue to get food where it’s needed most, distributing to local charities and schools right across Queensland. Our food supplies are provided to thousands of adults and children experiencing hunger every single week. With your support, we can continue this important work and give hope to families in need.