Ended on June 30th 2019
WE ARE A NON-DENOMINATIONAL, SELF FUNDED BUSINESS WHICH ACTS AS A SERVICE PROVIDER TO COMMUNITIES
We believe everyone deserves the right to afford a large variety of nutritious food, without putting a dent in the wallet or causing a sting of anxiety when going through a check out.
There is no question that food today is seen as a commodity and something to invest in, and some people can afford a larger variety of food, and some cannot and are thus forced to prioritise, and food should not be a low priority as stated over 2000 years ago, “let food be thy medicine” (Hippocrates).
More so some people have to weight grocery bills against the ability to pay utilities or rent to fulfil the essential factors to living – food, water- shelter. Furthermore, with the health and wellness boom experienced in the past few years many families know they should eat healthier food but are either confused or cautious based on their financial position and education, thus puts extra stress and strain on people wanting to do the right thing by themselves or for their family.
Despite the great efforts of the big brands to lower prices to meet demand, there still exists a level of food insecurity that should be unfathomable in a modern society such as Australia.
How we plan to target both food insecurity and affordability is by initiating Australia’s first socially responsible discount grocery outlet.
QFB Wholesale Outlet is a non-denominational, self funded business which acts Service for businesses to establish and maintain social responsibility.
First established in Mid 2017, QLD Food bank is a link between the industry’s surplus and the welfare sector’s need.
We have been working on our business division QFB Wholesale Outlets after a successful pilot program to Mackay from the Gold Coast, where locals were able to access cheaper than RRP groceries and our profits after expenses were used to buy further groceries that were distributed to the local community.
Proposed Store Layout
We plan to continue delivery runs to other places besides Gold Coast once we open our very own outlet and distribution centre.
Our distribution centre based at the Gold Coast will house our delivery trucks, stock as well as be open to the public retail area to purchase below RRP items.
Distribution Centre Plan
We will also be working towards using our facility as a training facility to upskill locals in job skills and social skills with our affiliated RTO partners.
The money gained will go entirely to the formation of the discount grocery store as well as allow us to give aid to the charities and community groups we have alliances and relationships with who help their various local communities and organizations.
What most people don’t know is we have also established in 2017 a division called Natural Disaster Management Services which assists Qld Food Bank and our supply chain to aid the community after natural disasters all lead by our experienced emergency service officers and paramedics/EMTs who want to use their skills to service the community.
QFB was established to steer its profits into the community to assist when in need: It was first established in Mid 2017 QLD and opening its community arm Qld Food bank is a link between the industry’s surplus and the welfare sector’s need.
We aided the community with free welfare checks, sandbagging, and food/water distrubution. This in return assists government departments in utilising their services under MOUs to aid priorities where required. Our team are experienced in multiple areas such as food, retail, marketing, health and emergency management and by utiising our skills we believe we can make a huge difference in our state.
We endeavour to also educate people in resilience, food insecurity, food wastage and more in many of our other community platforms.
Your aid in our start-up funding today will:
– Help raise the funds needed to sign a lease and assist with shop fit out, and purchase initial large amounts of stock from our approved suppliers (initial operational costs)
– Assist us dispersing much needed aid to people who need it who are homeless, struggling families, LGBTQI youth, youth drop ins etc with care packs to show them our community does care.- provide additional proof to investors that there is a real demand for our centre with an established crowd of supporters who want to see this happen
– Allow us to offer our customers competitive pricing across the centre and further reach.
* PLEASE NOTE – WE ARE NOT A PART OF FOOD BANK AUSTRALIA OR FOOD BANK QLD & THEIR SUBSIDARIES.
We wish to thank our current corpoate sponsors/supporters listed on our website & thank our amazing business mentors Jack & Ryan from ISR Training www.isrtraining.com.au
TIMELINE OF GROWTH/AWARDS
Nominated for Telstra Business Awards 2019 – QLD Food Bank/NDMS
Founder – Nominee for Australian of the Year & chosen for the social media campaign
“Whitsunday Regional Council wish to advise that QLD Food Bank has been nominated for an 2018 Australia Day Award in the “Community Event of the Year” category.
Congratulations on your nomination!”
FINALIST FOR SOCIAL CAPITALIST ( Top 5 ) & TOP 100 – COOL COMPANIES IN AUSTRALIA
Social Capitalist Award (Making the World a Better Place):
Social Capitalists successfully apply commercial principles to social issues. The winner of the Social Capitalist Award will have demonstrated the ability to address a targeted social need in an organised, innovative and entrepreneurial way. Judges will be looking for sustainable success in tackling a social issue while maintaining revenue growth, or experiencing commercial success as a result.
State Winners of the 2017 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Award.
We have been recognised as State Winners of the 2017 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Award. Sammy Jo has was previously known as co founder of Aidtaskers – Both Myself and Mr Ayles (Now a separate business) accept a copy of this award for our joint coordination of aid to the North Qld Community. We may have gone our separate ways however I am pleased to say that the majority of the old team have come on board with QLD Food Bank & National Disaster Management Services (NDMS).
We look forward to serving the community in the future under our very own names –
QLD Food Bank & National Disaster Management Services (NDMS).
GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS
Nominated in the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2017, as the founder of QLD Food Bank. Sammy Jo the founder of QLD Food Bank also made top 5 finalists for the Awards night Nov 3rd 2017 in events, hospitality and tourism for one of her other businesses. Donut Empire. Donut Empire funded the start up to QLD Food Bank/NDMS as Sammy Jo’s commitment to the community.
We fully intend to obtain the funding required for the formation of the discount grocery store. If due to unexpected events we are not able to complete, any funds raised will be used for our primary purpose of redistributing the industries surplus to the welfare sector and any excess distributed to the charities and community groups we have alliances and relationships with who help their various local communities and organizations.