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Grand Central Supports the Loads of Love Appeal
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Dec 10, 2020

Grand Central is a proud supporter of the Loads of Love Appeal, a local initiative which collects donations of non-perishable food and household items and distributes them to those in need prior to Christmas every year in the Toowoomba region.

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Grand Central has supported the Appeal for the last six years, is run by Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland, providing collection points and other promotional support for the Appeal. For the last two years, the launch of the Appeal has also been held in Grand Central’s outdoor community space, Central Square.

Over the past six years, Grand Central customers have generously donated nearly 20,000 kilograms of goods, getting behind this appeal that does so much to support the local community.

Last year alone, Grand Central’s collection point in the lead up to Christmas collected more than 4.7 tonnes of donations. This equates to 784 bags of food, supporting around 190 households, and representing a retail value of over $16,000.

“While Christmas is a fading memory for most, the memory of the way Grand Central has made a difference will never fade for those that were supported.” - Matt Gregg, Manager Community Engagement, Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland.
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