At some point each year, more than one in five Australians are in crisis, dealing with the anguish and despair of not knowing where the next meal is coming from for themselves and their families. It’s hard to believe this is really happening in the ‘lucky’ country. It’s a predicament largely hidden by stigma and shame, but the reality is we’re all likely to know someone who is affected.
Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers, and distributing them to front line charities around the country to provide to people in need.
Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia, and in Queensland 22.8 million meals were provided last year to hungry Queenslanders, including children.
Despite our best efforts, our frontline charity partners tell us 6,939 Queenslanders seeking food relief each month are turned away empty handed, because demand outstrips supply. That is why, with the help of you and the Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association Inc, we strive each day to do more.
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At every QBSA event, there will be a Donation Station set up at the venues entrance.
We ask all spectators, and players, who plan on attending the event to bring a tin of food (not expired please) to donate to Foodbank Queensland.
These food donations will go to your fellow Queenslanders in need.
$1 out of every QBSA Tournament Levy Fee will go to Foodbank Queensland.
$1 out of every QBSA Club League Player Fee will go to Foodbank Queensland.
$1 out of every QBSA Membership and Club Affiliation Fee will go to Foodbank Queensland.
Foodbank Queensland don’t just need donations, they also need volunteers.
Volunteer your time or organise a Food Drive at your club or workplace to help collect donations.
More details on how you can help, can be found on the Foodbank Queensland website.