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Foodbank Drought Delivery

This Saturday 6 October 2018 at 7.30am, the Foodbank Queensland Drought Relief Road Trip will roll down the main street of Warwick in a Volvo B Double, carrying a load of food hampers and dog food. The truck will stop in Grafton Street at the Salvation Army store, and with the help of the Salvos and Rural Fire Brigade, 17 pallets of hampers will be distributed to those impacted by drought in the Southern Downs Region.

Southern Downs Regional Council has had the pleasure to work in close partnership with the Salvation Army, Foodbank and other agencies affiliated with dealing with the drought.

Mayor Councillor Tracy Dobie, of the Southern Downs Regional Council said “I applaud the work being done to ensure that those affected by the drought get the support they need during these difficult times. Council is pleased to be involved in coordinating the initiatives of the many government and non-government agencies and ensuring that residents of the Southern Downs have access to the wide range of support and services being provided. The generosity of Australians, individually and corporately, is greatly appreciated.”

Transport for the Queensland Drought Relief Road Trip is generously being provided by Volvo Group, with senior team member Bill Manton giving up another weekend to make this his 4th trip.

Foodbank is the largest food rescue and food relief organisation in the Queensland, with over 12.5 million kilos of food passing through their Morningside warehouse last financial year.

Foodbank has received generous donations of over 80,000kg of food from many of our national food donors specifically allocated towards drought relief. These companies include Arnotts, Frucor, GoodmanFielder, Sanitarium, Saputo, Simplot, SPC, Sugar Australia and Unilever. Foodbank has also had funds donated to purchase specific shelf stable products to complement the donated food.

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