Every kilo can change a life.
WHAT IS LOADS OF LOVE?
Loads of Love is an annual Christmas Appeal, first established in 2009. Our core purpose is to provide support to people experiencing financial hardship. We do this by supplying generous bags of non-perishable food items to both individuals and families just before Christmas.
Help us, help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, or make a financial donation and we will buy the groceries on your behalf!
THE LOADS OF LOVE APPEAL HAS BECOME A TRUSTED WAY FOR THOUSANDS OF QUEENSLANDERS TO SHOW THEIR GENEROSITY TO THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST.
How we helped in 2022
1,500 households supported
5,000 people supported
5,000 bags of food donated
$100,240 + of food donated
50% of supported people were children
Over 100 volunteers engaged
Lowers the cost of supporting families by up to 60%
30% of people supported had never received help
2022 was a year like no other, with more people than ever experiencing financial hardship and struggling to make ends meet.
24% increase in the number of Queenslanders seeking food from charities.
3 in 10 food-insecure Australians go a whole day without eating at least once a week.
Statistics courtesy of FoodBank Australia
Supporting approximately 1,000 households per year.
Bringing communities and people together.
Engaging approximately 60 volunteers per year.
The appeal builds community cohesion and brings people together.
Your donation lowers the cost of supporting families in need by up to 60%
Providing thousands of people with real, practical support at Christmas time.
Every food package delivered to those in need can help support a family for up to a week.
Building local community with donated food purchased locally and distributed to locals.
Connecting local donations to local families doing it tough.
“Loads of Love literally saved our lives and gave us the help we needed when we needed it the most, I don’t know where we’d be without people helping the way they did."
- unnamed previous recipient, family of 5
WHERE TO GIVE
You can bring your Loads of Love to locations right across Toowoomba & the Darling Downs.
Check the map below for a location close to you.