For over three decades Trinity Centre Pantry in Fortitude Valley has been providing a hand up for those in need, through food assistance and financial emergency relief.
The local service which helps over 1000 people a year, recently received a $700 donation from the team at Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. Funds were raised throughout the year as part of the organisation’s casual Friday gold coin donation initiative, which was later matched dollar-for-dollar to provide a greater impact.
Situated not far from the Hand Heart Pocket Executive Office, the Trinity Centre Pantry is open four days a week, ensuring those that have fallen on hard times can pick up non-perishable food for free and access temporary financial emergency relief.
With this donation, the Pantry will be able to purchase a months’ worth of food, plus put some aside for financial emergency relief.
“Christmas is a time for giving. Also, our values and what we stand for as an organisation aligns with the Trinity Centre Pantry’s work in the community,” said Hand Heart Pocket Executive Officer Commercial and Company Secretary Robert Qualtrough.
“Supporting initiatives that alleviate misfortune and empower people to lead more independent lives is a large part of what we do,” he said.
Photo: The team at Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland donated $700 to the Trinity Centre Pantry.