News

Food bank helping needy families

Generation Rescue Revival Centre food bank co-ordinator Kristina Ibbotson with a centre hamper.
Generation Rescue Revival Centre food bank co-ordinator Kristina Ibbotson with a centre hamper. Sarah Harvey

AN Ipswich food bank has expanded its range to provide better support for needy families.

The Generation Rescue Revival Centre food bank offers $15, $20 and $30 hampers.

Annual membership is just $5 each, and hampers include a range of essential grocery and household items.

Revival Centre co-ordinator Kristina Ibbotson said the Darling Street facility had gone from strength to strength since its launch in June.

“We’re pretty busy most of the time when it comes to the op-shop and food bank,” she said.

“They’re probably our two biggest services and they’re very much needed in the community.

“People are telling us this is what Ipswich has needed for some time now, and they’re really impressed with what we offer.”

Ms Ibbotson said the food bank continued to evolve.

She said it offered discounted food, cleaning products and grocery lines donated by supermarkets and other businesses across Ipswich.

“Our range changes all the time and we’ve been getting great feedback,” Ms Ibbotson said.

“People are really impressed with what they’re getting and we’ve started the new hampers to cater for different needs.

“We found a lot of people coming in didn’t really want to buy a big hamper, they just needed something to tide them over for a few days.

“With that in mind, we’ve got a $15 starter hamper with your basic food needs, a $20 medium-size hamper that will last a couple of days and a big $30 hamper for families.”

Generation Rescue Revival Centre is open daily at 1 Darling Street, Ipswich.

It offers a free youth space, drop-in centre, friendship groups, revival meetings, creative arts, drama and music teams and community workshops.

The food bank is open from 9am-3pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am-noon on Saturday. For details call 3282 8494 or visit www.generationrescuerevivalcentre.org.



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Santa's visit to Marburg delayed a day due to storm

Saturday afternoon's storm rolling into Marburg.

Christmas Carnival delayed 24 hours

Massive water park will help you cool off this weekend

Water Wonderland is coming to Ipswich.

The water park Ipswich residents have been crying out for is here.

Family of slain grandfather welcomes guilty plea

Ariik Mayot was arrested by police after attacking Ipswich grandfather Lindsay Ede in Goodna. Photo: Contributed

"Coward punch" killer could serve life in jail

Local Partners

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

New 1200-seat Mormon church to open in Ipswich

COMMUNITY: Barbara MacDonald of Springfield Lakes with her children from left, Jacob, 6, Charlotte, 2, Joseph, 4, Emily, 9, and Lachlan, 8, outside the newly built Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Augustine Heights.

One of Australia's largest Mormon churches will open this month

REVEALED: 25 of Ipswich's cheapest houses

8 Trumper St, East Ipswich, Offers above $230,000.

Old and neglected homes in hot demand with renovators

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!