Ipswich business donates refrigerated truck to help end hunger

Sunny Queen at Carole Park has donated a refrigerated truck to Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank.

The truck will support Foodbank in its mission of providing food relief to the more than 815,000 Australian’s who experience food insecurity every month.

CEO of Sunny Queen Australia, John O’Hara said Foodbank highlighted one of its greatest challenges is transporting food, whether that be collecting food donations or delivering it to the people who need it most.

“Our objective is that through the provision of this refrigerated truck, we will be able to support Foodbank in delivering groceries and meals to individuals and communities in crisis, such as those experiencing bushfire, drought or flooding, as well as to front line charity partners that provide food relief,” Mr O’Hara said.

Speaking to the truck donation, acting CEO of Foodbank Queensland, Rebecca Blackmore said as the pantry to the states charity sector, having a good quality refrigerated truck ensures more food relief to Aussies who need it.

“Across Queensland, we collect and deliver food and grocery items to hundreds of thousands of people, often travelling long distances to rescue products for food relief programs, charities and individuals in need,” Ms Blackmore said.

“Our team works with an army of volunteers to pick, pack and get the food to where it’s needed.

“We work closely with charity partners and schools who use our food in their relief programs and knowing we have an extra truck on the road will help us help more vulnerable people.

“A refrigerated truck, like the one being donated by Sunny Queen Australia, allows us to collect and deliver cold items, including milk and frozen, ready to eat meals to more Aussies requiring food relief.

“We can’t thank Sunny Queen enough for this extremely generous donation.”

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