Foodbank Queensland thanks Markets for lending a hand

Wholesalers from around the nation had their fresh produce on display at the Hort Connections Trade Show, with Foodbank Queensland benefitting from a sizeable donation.

The produce displays not only drew the eyes of the thousands of delegates who attended the trade show, but an ongoing relationship with Foodbank saw that same produce donated to the needy at the trade show’s conclusion.

Representatives from all of Australia’s Central Markets and Chambers with Jacqui Payne of Foodbank Australia.

“Fresh, nutritious food is vital for those in need across our state. With many Queenslanders still displaced from their homes following months of wild weather, every donation helps families in need put food on the table,” said Foodbank Queensland CEO, Sara Harrup.

The donations from the trade show alone were enough to create 4,300 meals for those in need.

Ms Harrup encouraged Brisbane Markets Wholesalers to remember Foodbank when disposing of unwanted product and thanked Brisbane Markets Limited for its support in providing ongoing access to the Market to collect produce right from Wholesalers’ warehouses.

“Having this partnership with Brisbane Markets Limited gives us the confidence that we will have ongoing access to this very essential produce and that it will always be available to us to feed those in need,” she said. Close

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