Some families in Queensland unfortunately won’t have a happy holiday as they deal with food insecurity. To curb this problem and help families facing a challenging time this Christmas, the Queensland Police Service (QPS), through Commissioner Katarina Carroll, has launched a Foodbank drive, with Sherwood Police Station registered as one of its drop off points.
Until Friday, the 6th of Dec 2019, the Sherwood Police Station will be accepting public donations for the Foodbank drive. Interested donors can bring non-perishable items, as well as other essentials, to the station at 424 Oxley Road in Sherwood between Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“This year, our state has been heavily affected by weather disasters such as droughts, fires and floods,” the commissioner said. Our farming families are still recovering from these events.”
“Police stations across the state have registered as a drop off point for the 2019 QPS Food Drive and with the assistance of members of the public, we hope to raise eight tonnes of food and spread Christmas cheer to our neighbours who are doing it tough.”
It’s been three years since Commissioner Carroll entered into a partnership with Foodbank, a non-denominational, non-profit organisation that serves as a pantry for local charities and soup kitchens. By doing this drive, the QPS hopes to ease the burden for some families so that they would be able to enjoy Christmas.
Any number of donations of the items listed above will do. Even a couple of cans of soup will surely make a difference to these families.