Access to Bundaberg expected tomorrow


Foodbank Queensland says agencies will deliver food to flood-affected residents tomorrow morning

Access to Bundaberg expected tomorrow
Access to Bundaberg expected tomorrow

By Anna Game-Lopata | January 29, 2013

Foodbank Queensland says agencies will deliver food to flood-affected residents tomorrow morning.

General Manager Ken McMillan, whose thousand-pallet
warehouse in Morningside, Brisbane delivers food to a huge network of charities such as the Red Cross and soup kitchens,
confirms Bundaberg has been hit the worst.

However
McMillan
tells SupplyChain Review
he expects the arrival of transport companies sent by Foodbank's agencies first thing tomorrow.

McMillan estimates the trucks will collect a load of about 100 tonnes of food which is bound for flood affected areas including Gympie, Gatton, Harvey Bay, Maryborough and Bundaberg.

McMillan who like many, remembers the disastrous floods of 2011, says this year’s event is not as severe.

He says in 2011 it took weeks for agencies, who have no transport back-up, to be able to send supplies by road.

With no access to roads, it is up to emergency services such as the army and SES to deliver essential supplies by air and water.

Agencies such as Foodbank form the so-called "second wave" which provide support in the days, weeks and months during the clean-up to those who have lost homes and businesses.

"We’re asking businesses or individuals to donate food to us in order to help the many in need of it in the following six months," McMillan says.

Call Ken to donate food on (07) 33958422

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