Commissioner Launches QPS Foodbank Drive 20180
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) Christmas Foodbank Drive aims to collect seven tonnes of food for families experiencing hardship this Christmas.
The QPS Foodbank Drive is running state-wide until December 7 and is a non-denominational, not-for-profit Organisation which acts as a pantry that local charities approach for the food they provide to needy families.
This is the second year QPS has partnered with Foodbank, and its first year opening the Foodbank Drive to the general public.
During the drive, police stations will act as collection points across the state for the donation of non-perishable and much-needed food items from members of the public.
Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said, “In 2017, police employees alone donated over 2 tonnes of food to Foodbank. This year we are asking the people of Queensland to empty their pantries and bring their food donations to one of our stations across the state and with your assistance, we hope to feed even more families experiencing uncertainty this Christmas”.
The donated food will be distributed to local hunger relief charities and community organisations in each area, so food donations benefit members of the local community who are struggling.
The QPS is proud to be using its wide-ranging community influence to reach Queenslanders throughout the state and help make this a happier holiday season for those in need.
Food donations may be made at Deception Bay, Redcliffe or Petrie Police Stations.