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17 September, 2021

Funding for increased FNQ Food Services.

TWO Queensland organisations providing emergency relief to those in need, have received much needed government support, after the Queensland government committed $300,000 in funding.


The additional funding would be shared between OzHarvest and SecondBite to provide food recovery, food relief and emergency relief to Queenslanders who need support, in particular in Cairns and the Gold Coast.

OzHarvest and SecondBite will use the funding to collect, distribute and transport rescued food to Cairns’ communities most in need.

The organisations will work in local communities to identify and provide support to Queenslanders who need it the most.

OzHarvest State Manager for Queensland, Anthony Dunne said the funding announcement could not have come at a better time.

“With food insecurity still on the rise following the impact of COVID-19, drought and bushfires, we are under constant pressure to meet the increased demand for our services,” Mr Dunne said.

“In the last year, OzHarvest has delivered more than 7.5 million meals in Queensland, supporting 342 local charities.”


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