For the second straight season, QC will donate $100 for every six hit by the Bulls and Fire during the 2019-20 Marsh One Day Cup and Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) after $7,200 was raised in 2018-19.
The first 12-months of the partnership has seen QC run several initiatives aimed at assisting Foodbank in their mission to fight hunger in Australian communities. This has included staff and club food drives, as well as QC teams and players volunteering at Foodbank warehouses and events.
Chief Executive Officer Terry Svenson said QC’s partnership with Foodbank was a great alignment of community-based shared value.
“Queensland Cricket has a purpose to unite and inspire communities through cricket, so our partnership with Foodbank is the perfect fit to help us do this.
"Foodbank are a great organisation doing wonderful things for Australian families, and it has been extremely rewarding for our players and staff who have been doing volunteer work to see first-hand the impact their positive actions are having.
“Thank you, Foodbank, for the opportunity. We look forward to another great year.”
Foodbank Queensland Chief Executive Officer Michael Rose said:
“This partnership between Foodbank Queensland and Queensland Cricket has been invaluable in helping us raise much needed awareness to the issue of food insecurity in our communities and to highlight the role we play in food rescue and relief.
“QC’s players and staff have been extremely proactive in assisting with our food relief initiatives and it is very pleasing to know we have a partner who are committed to making a difference,” Mr. Rose said.
The Bulls and Fire both commence their 50 over campaigns this weekend. The Fire host Western Australia on Saturday and Tasmania on Monday, with both games being held at Souths District Cricket Club.
The Bulls face New South Wales on Sunday and South Australia on Tuesday in the Marsh One Day Cup at Allan Border Field, with both games to be broadcast live on Fox Cricket and Kayo. All WNCL and Marsh Cup games are free to attend.