FOOD COLLECTION
Food Relief NQ works with local producers and supermarkets. Although we receive some donated food—for example Walters IGA & Woolworths products that have reached their Best Before date or damaged. We also receive and need donations from the wider community. Food Relief NQ relies heavily on financial sponsorship as we are required to purchase 70% of the food to be able to support the welfare industry within the North.

FAMILY FOOD HAMPERS
Our Family Food Hampers are our main support to the Welfare Industry. Each hamper contains approximately $75 of food products. When prepared it equates to 16 main meals and 10 Breakfasts, it also contains sweet and dry biscuits along with a variety of small items. Our hampers are prepared by a group of dedicated volunteers. Each year we pack and distribute over 16,000 Family Hampers to the welfare industry within North Queensland.

SHELF STOCK AVAILABLE
Our warehouse also contains a large range of food items that have passed the Best Before Date. This enables agencies to gather additional items not included in Family Relief Hampers. Each year we distributed over 50,000kg of shelf stock to welfare agencies.

SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
In partnership with Queensland Nickel and the Townsville City Council we deliver the School Breakfast Program to 10 Schools within the Townsville Area.  Each year we distribute over 3,600 individual breakfast packages to participating schools.  All participating schools have reported positive outcomes from the commencement of this program in 2007.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

Food Relief NQ prepare and distribute over 3,000 Special Christmas Hampers during December.  These special hampers contain many items to brighten the lives of less fortunate familiels within North Queensland. 

HOMELESS HOSTELS AND STREET FOOD VANS

Food Relief NQ distributes over 12,000kg of food items to local Hostels and Street food vans that supply prepared meals for the homeless.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Food Relief NQ is always ready to support any situation where food is required within North Queensland.  Since our inception in 2002 we have supported many communities within North Queensland that have been affected by natual disasters.

VOLUNTEERS

Food Relief NQ is supported by a strong, dedicated band of volunteers; our volunteers choose the day and hours that they wish to work. Without volunteers Food Relief NQ could not exist.

 

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