THE QUEENSLAND BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER ASSOCIATION INC. IS PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING SUCH A GREAT CHARITY ORGANISATION, FOODBANK QUEENSLAND.

HERE IS WHAT THE QBSA HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE CAUSE IN 2020:

$ 0

DOLLAR COIN DONATIONS

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WEIGHT OF FOOD DONATED

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MEALS PROVIDED TO QLD PEOPLE

WHO ARE FOODBANK QUEENSLAND AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

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.

Some other topline key stats:

  • We rescue 11.8 million kgs of food and groceries (divert from landfill and instead feed hungry Queenslanders).
  • We purchase one million kgs of key staple foods each year, to ensure we have essential everyday items like rice, pasta, pasta sauce etc. on our shelves all year round.
  • 6,939 Queenslanders seeking food relief are turned away empty handed every month, because demand outstrips supply.
  • People living in regional and remote areas are 24% more likely to have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months than those living in cities.
  • Half of the frontline charities we support report an increase of people seeking food relief.
  • Living with food insecurity means food becomes a discretionary items, and things like fresh fruit are often considered ‘luxury’ items.

HOW CAN THE QBSA AND YOU HELP?

BRING A TIN TO GET IN!

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.

QBSA DONATES THE FOLLOWING

$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.

 

SUPPORT FOODBANK

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.

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