Girl Guides Queensland, FareShare and Drought Angels, three not-for-profit organisations, teamed up to cook more than 1000 nutritious meals in one night for Queenslanders in need on Thursday 9 May. The event took place at Australia’s largest charity kitchen run by Fareshare and the charities had the help of 50 school-aged Girl Guides and former MasterChef contestant and culinary teacher Danielle Dixon to prepare and cook the meals.

The event took place to celebrate the launch of Girl Guides Queensland’s new initiative Biscuits for Business where they are encouraging people to donate biscuits to fellow Queenslanders in need via their partner organisations. The Honourable Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, attended as a guest speaker and supporter of the campaign.

The aim of the event was to provide community outreach helping Queenslanders in need and providing them with a much-deserved treat in their time of difficulty. Due to around four million Australians experience food insecurity each year, the three organisations are committed to getting biscuits into the hands of at least 10,000 struggling farmers, Queenslanders experiencing homelessness and people across the state who are doing it tough and suffering from food insecurity.

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