When Anglicare opened its new Helping Hand Community Food Store in Cairns, it was an achievement Toll says it was proud to have played its part in. Toll NQX will transport a tonne of dry food each week by road and rail from Foodbank Brisbane to the Community Food Store, including tinned fruit, vegetables, pasta and cereals.
The store is expected to help 200 people a day who are in need, making sure they get access to basic food essentials. Initial transportation of food started in late March in preparation for the opening and the assistance will continue on an ongoing basis.
Toll NQX Acting General Manager Ross Longmire said the business is proud to support the communities in which it works, particularly when they are doing it tough.
“We are really pleased to help support people in our community in this way, transporting food is one of our strengths so we knew we could provide valuable support to this project,” said Longmire. “We appreciate the role that Anglicare plays throughout Australia and look forward to working with them to help feed those in need.”
“We thank Anglicare and their ongoing work to support local people who are doing it tough.”