BeefBank is a charity established by the Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary Inc. Our sole purpose is to provide meat (usually beef) to Foodbank Australia in Brisbane. Foodbank, in turn, distributes to charitable organisations who feed the homeless and disadvantaged.
It might seem strange that the Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary should set up a charity solely to distribute meat. However, charities like the Salvation Army, church groups and welfare organisations that provide these meals have very little access to meat protein. This is of course an important and essential source of nutrition in any diet, especially for families. BeefBank is the Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary’s way of assisting other groups in providing meals for those in need.
BeefBank partners with many others to enable the supply of meat to Foodbank. Our partnerships include cattle buyers, farmers, state prisons, abattoirs and transport companies and allow us to function in the most cost effective and efficient way.
Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. First established in 1992 in NSW they now have a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. They operate with a staff of approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers.
Foodbank is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need. Click here find out more about how they work.