Last year the people behind the six Seasons communities in south-east Queensland read in the media that some 60,000 residents in the region go without food each week, and were moved to action.
The Seasons communities, staff and residents, contributed to the 2011 Foodbank cause and are renewing their efforts this year.
“Foodbank, as a charity, supplies food, toiletries and other essentials to those in crisis across south-east Queensland and at this time of year its resources are stretched to the limit.” said Seasons’ CEO, Nick Loudon.
“The staff really embraced the Foodbank cause last year and now we put it out to the wider community to get involved and bring donated foodstuffs to a Seasons collection point.
“The number of people dependent on food handouts in south east Queensland is an enormous problem and very sadly more than half of them are children.
“The plight of children in need, effectively in our own backyard, is alarming and touches all our hearts.
“It doesn’t matter where you are, from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast and out to Ipswich, you are not far from a Seasons community, where you can bring non-perishable food items for Foodbank Queensland right now.
A collection point on Bribie Island has been setup at 44 Melrose Avenue, Bellara.
The Seasons food drive, launched 2 November, runs until 14 December.