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We are in the running for a $20,000 grant from Weight Watchers. We are one of only 3 finalists nationally!
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I would like to tell you about two of the families we have helped recently.
About a month ago, I had to leave the Food Giveaway to pick up some donations. On the way back, I came across a family of 5, (2 adults and 3 teenage children), who were each carrying bags of groceries from our Food Giveaway.
They didn’t know me, so they were talking freely.
What surprised me was what the young girl, (about 13 years old), said “How cool is this! We get to eat dinner tonight”!
I was a little surprised because, doing what we do, week after week, we sometimes forget the huge impact our charity, Community Friends, have on people’s lives and that some people in Brisbane do not eat every day.
The second story is a little different, but has a similar theme.
We do not advertise the fact that increasingly we provide a 7 day emergency food relief service. We do not advertise it as we already have a food shortage and the more we give away on a weekday or weekend, the less we have for the hundreds of disadvantaged and homeless people that queue up at our weekly Wednesday Food giveaway at Bunyapa Park, West End .
Secondly, those that have access to the food, are already volunteering many hours for Community Friends, some with serious health issues so we are mindful of not over-stretching our small band of dedicated volunteers.
One of our Directors (Ben), told me how he had a young woman recently out for help, asking for some groceries.
The mother, 2 children, a baby in a stroller and a young school age child, had not eaten for 2 days. Fortunately, we had sufficient food to help them.
It’s a sad day when you find out about a young Brisbane family going without food.
These stories remind me of what an honour and a privilege it is to work with Community Friends, ensuring that the basic human right to eat is assured.
Please help us to continue our good work, our suppliers are running out of food as the demand for our groceries and meals increases weekly.
A $20,000 grant would have an enormous impact on our ability to purchase food for the ever growing population of disadvantaged people in Brisbane.
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