The Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association (QBSA) are getting behind Queenslanders doing it tough by supporting Foodbank Queensland.
It all starts with an event attracting participants from across the country at Redcliffe Snooker Club. The Dr Clem Jones AO Queensland Open Snooker Championships will be food and fund raising for the States largest food relief charity.
When QBSA heard that Foodbank Queensland needs an additional 34% more food to meet demand, they wanted to see what the Billiards and Snooker community can do to help.
“Clem Jones has left a lasting legacy for Queensland with both Foodbank Queensland and the QBSA, so it is a natural fit to join forces to continue his community spirit with this new partnership.” Quote by QBSA President, Nate O’Connor.
This weekend for anyone wishing to attend, they can ‘bring a tin, to get in’ and watch some of Australia’s best players shoot it out. The tournament attracts a quality field, inspires Juniors and now will be food and fund raising for Foodbank.
The QBSA is committed to growing the sports of Billiards and Snooker across all of Queensland and hopes to encourage more Women and Junior players to join the sports.
“QBSA will also donate $1 out of every QBSA Tournament Levy Fee, League Player Fee and Membership and Club Affiliation Fee for the 2020 season, creating 2 meals with each transaction. We have set a target of 5000 meals raised in 2020.”
“We have had a busy start to the year, helping out southern states through their bushfire relief as we continue our own fire, drought and food relief for over 200 000 Queenslanders monthly doing it tough, and it is with partners like Queensland Billiards & Snooker Association that we can continue to fight hunger in Queensland,” says Foodbank Queensland’s CEO, Sara Harrup.
To find out what the QBSA will be doing to help, and find out how what you can do to help, visit our dedicated page here: https://qldbilliardsandsnooker.asn.au/foodbank-queensland/
Foodbank Queensland is the state’s largest hunger relief organisation, providing 22.8 million meals a year to over 540 charities and school breakfast programs. Each year it receives over 12.8 million kilograms of food and groceries with the infrastructure and network to reach over 200 000 vulnerable Queenslanders in need each month. Foodbank accounts for 65% of all the food distributed to charities by food rescue organisations in Queensland.
We work with the entire Australian food and grocery industry including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers. Donations include stock that’s out of specification, close to expiry or excess to requirements. Companies also make donations as part of a commitment to social responsibility or a cause-related marketing campaign. This food supply chain means Foodbank Queensland can turn a $1 donation into $6 worth of food and groceries.
In addition, Foodbank collaborates with suppliers, manufacturers and transporters in programs to source key staple foods that don’t come in sufficient quantities via rescue channels.
For more information please visit foodbank.org.au.