With Christmas just around the corner, Lions has donated 6,000 puddings to make the holidays that little bit easier for Queenslanders in need.
The Christmas puddings have just passed their best before date and as a result were donated to Foodbank Queensland.
The organisation accepts donated and surplus food to distribute to welfare and community agencies, who in turn provide food assistance to people in need.
Lions Australia Executive Officer, Rob Oerlemans, said that they were delighted to help Foodbank Queensland ahead of a busy period.
“Rather than throwing away puddings that are still very good to eat, we are delighted to be able to donate them to Foodbank Queensland and assist them in providing food relief to people in need,” Mr Oerlemans said.
Foodbank Queensland General Manager, Ken McMillan, said that the Lions puddings would be a welcome treat at a time of year when many Queenslanders are struggling.
“We are grateful to Lions for their donation as having a Christmas pudding is a luxury that many people would otherwise have to forgo,” Mr McMillan said.
Over the past 12 months, Foodbank Queensland has distributed more than 10 million kilograms of food and groceries to meet the demand of close to 300 south-east Queensland charities, helping to feed more than 100,000 people every week, half of whom are children.