World Food Day – Brisbane’s Top Chef’s Unite to Fight Hunger

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12/09/2017
Announcing the event are Foodbank Ambassador’s Natalie Gruzlewski, Petero Civoniceva and Shane Webcke at Foodbank Warehouse.WFD17 Restaurants03

Media Opportunity

When:             Tuesday September 12, 11am
Where:            179 Beverley St, Morningside

Event

When:             Saturday October 14, 6:30pm
Where:            179 Beverley St, Morningside

Vision opp:      Foodbank Ambassadors join with Foodbank Volunteers at Brisbane warehouse to help 252,000 who will go hungry this year. Vision of trucks delivering produce to Foodbank.

Brisbane’s most exclusive restaurants are returning for another year to support Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organization for World Food Day this October.

Il Centro, Moda, Cha Cha Char, Jellyfish, Enoteca are serving up a combination of specialty and signature dishes with Brisbane’s leading brewery, Newstead Brewery and a Hemingway styled bar to enjoy refreshing cocktails from Mr & Mrs G’s Riverbar!

Here’s your chance, all in one evening, to sample cuisine from Brisbane’s top five restaurants, see the operation and support Queensland’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank.

“At some point each year 400 000 Queenslanders are in crisis, dealing with the anguish of not knowing where the next meal is coming from for themselves and their families.”

“The face of hunger is diverse – those affected are men and women, children and the elderly. They are single and in families, students, employed, unemployed as well as those underemployed or retired.” Says Foodbank Queensland’s CEO Michael Rose.

The target for this year’s event is to raise enough funds for $600 000 worth of Key Staple product, as donations of food do not always meet demand, in particular the significant gap between the amount of staple foods rescued and what is needed by the charities to provide filling and nutritious meals. This event helps to raise much needed funds and public awareness to the issue of food insecurity in our communities!

Hosted by popular Brisbane radio personality Ian Skippen and former host of Channel 9’s Farmer Wants a Wife, Natalie Gruzlewski.  There will be live and silent auctions of amazing items, memorabilia and unique experiences!

Along with the tantalizing menu, the evening includes music from Havana Tropical Band, Salsa dancing to watch or learn, French Champagne and fine wines with all proceeds going to Foodbank Queensland.

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Foodbank Queensland distributes over 11 million kilos of food and groceries every year, improving the lives of vulnerable Queenslanders annually.

  • [1] An estimated 21,000 people are currently homeless in Queensland and nearly 600,000 live below the poverty line. One quarter of households in disadvantaged areas of Brisbane are food insecure.
  • Each year 400,000 Queenslanders experience food insecurity – around half of them are children. Foodbank has witnessed an alarming 11% increase in community groups seeking food assistance. Charities report having to turn away 134 people a month on average – 72 of whom are children.
[1] Foodbank Hunger Report 2016

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