This year we got a building to work out of which has been great, but unfortunately it floods as it is in a low area near the river, so we ar still in need of a larger building ata reasonable price. We received a grant from Aurizon to help us purchase fridges, freezers & other necessary equipment. We are now still looking for a new suitable building as we have grown immensely this year with over 600 families registered with us who have been referred to us or have found themselves in need. Toll has been a great help for us by bringing up pallets of food from Foodbank Qld ltd. in Brisbane & delivering them to our door. We have taken on a school breakfast support in Gladstone & Gladrock transport deliver it to the school.
We have been able to give food support to many other charitable organizations & people in low income hostels as well as schools in our area. We are all volunteers & work well together, some doing much more than can be imagined. We still need more commited people to help as we grow. Major stores have been helpful to us by supplying bread, buns & pasties to us to give out, so it is these supermarkets where we buy alot of our stock from.
Hands of Compassion World Aid Inc. trading as Rockhampton Food Bank is really helping the community while experiencing first hand the real joy of being a help to many families in the area.
Mal Holmrs (HOC President)