Impact Care and Compassion (ICC) is based in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and has been operating for over 10 years.
As an agency for Foodbank distribution, ICC offer ongoing emergency food relief parcels to those in our community suffering financial hardship. These referrals come from the many networks ICC liaise with in the community such as: Centre for Domestic Violence, Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre, Salvation Army Emergency Relief Network and Uniting Care.
The Impact Care and Compassion Foodbank wishes to implement a new meal share programme of prepared meals for families and these meals are required to be stored in a freezer which ICC don’t currently have.
The new meal share programme, which would supply families with prepared meals at times of crisis and hardship, would potentially support 50 families in the northern suburbs of Brisbane per week.
Emergency food relief provides much needed parcels for many families, elderly, single parent families and those escaping domestic and family violence in the local community. With the purchase of a freezer, ICC would be able to extend their meals share programme by being able to stock specially prepared frozen meals from Foodbank Australia, kept safely under Food Act 2006 guidelines.
Impact Care Compassion will measure outcome with programme evaluation. Feedback will be sought from the participants of the programme and from the services that refer to Impact Care and Compassion.
ICC applied to UCF for a grant to cover the purchase of a freezer to expand their existing role as a Foodbank agency and in this case the directors have awarded $1661.50.