2000 meals in 10 weeks

Believe it or not there is just under 10 weeks until we celebrate Christmas. Australians have strong opinions on what makes a great christmas. These range from being with the family, playing backyard or  beach cricket, lazing around the pool, going for a...

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The things we do, to help those less fortunate than us

While BeefBank.Org supply the much needed protein to put into the meals for the homeless, sometimes, we are lucky enough to get a glance into another perspective from a similar organisation. An interview with Ryan Wright from 139 Club sheds light on what goes on...

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Farewell to one of the good guys

“If you are on the run or you don’t want your missus to see you on TV, shoot through now” boomed Father John at Mama Rene’s soup kitchen, Spring Hill.  Thus the TV and Film students from Centenary High were introduced to the crowd waiting to be fed and pick up a few...

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On the Frontline

BeefBank recently caught up with the Administrator of the frontline service provider Loaves & Fishes Street Meet Care Service to find out how BeefBank beef helps those people in need. Pastor Jock Bamford started in 1995 with 12 sandwiches and a thermos of coffee,...

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Privilege

I can remember the image of poverty from the age of 6. Being born in Australia, there were a lot of things I, as a 6 year old was not aware of. When we moved overseas to the Philippines, I learned very quickly how lucky we were to have lived in a country where green...

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Turn the Tables on Hunger this Christmas

Having enough to eat is a basic human need. However, thousands in Queensland still feel the hunger as they barely manage a full plate for their families every day.  Even when there is food on the plate, it is not the complete and nourishing diet that people need....

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Small Change – Big Impact

Not all charity organisations need $1,000,000 a year to remain operational. Whilst these bigger charities provide a lot of value to the community there are thousands of smaller charities and organisations working behind the scenes to ensure that the most vulnerable...

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Helping the helpers

From the pen of one of our new board members – Brad Butcher Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to join the board of BeefBank. BeefBank exists for one whole purpose – to provide meat to front line charities to feed the homeless and the needy. They are not very...

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It is not our job to judge

On a recent trip to Sydney, a discussion about services for the Homeless was being undertaken with some volunteers. The subject of food waste came up. A volunteer was upset that a woman had dumped two sandwiches from her pack of three into a bin. Now on face value, it...

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Why do people experience homelessness?

While circumstances can vary, the main reason people experience homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford. It is the scarcity of affordable housing particularly in more urban areas where homelessness is more prevalent, that is behind their...

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Women and children – the hidden statistics

When you think of homelessness, you often think about the down and outs, drug users and the alcoholics. But, according to US figures, some 12 percent of people who live in sheltered accommodation are women who have been victims of domestic violence. With the current...

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