As devastating floods follow Cyclone Jasper in Far North Queensland, FareShare’s support of First Nations communities has never been more important.
This year more than 300,000 Meals for the Mob were cooked in FareShare’s Brisbane kitchen with communities at risk of natural disaster including Cairns, Yarrabah and Mornington Island, topped up with meals just before the torrential rains caused havoc. This enabled FareShare meals to support relief efforts including at the emergency evacuation centre set up in Cooktown.
FareShare’s First Nations Officer Jason Mollenhauer has been fielding calls from communities cut off by record rainfall and anxious to receive our meals. “With train lines down, we’re looking for a way to get meals up there,” he said. “People are literally being plucked off roofs in Wujal Wujal.”