By handing out the very last pack of food, we felt a great accomplishment and satisfaction by assisting those who are in need during the new year eve. Around a month-long work, including collection of food, arranging legalities and permissions, Bangladesh Association in Brisbane Inc. (BAB) successfully arranged & distributed most essential needs for those are in need and guaranteed few days’ worth of food for the new year 2019.
Maybe it’s not a significant contribution for those who are in need, but we see this is a start and a small step towards a greater transformation. Bangladesh community members were highly delighted and appreciative of this initiative and assisted thoroughly during the various processes.
On the New Year’s Eve, BAB in association with the Society of Bangladeshi Doctors Queensland (SBDQ) and Rohingya Support Group Australia distributed non-perishable canned food and hygiene products to nearly 100 needy people around the Brisbane City Area. Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Rosies – Friends on the Street (www.rosies.org.au) were also present at the time to support this initiative. During this time Rosis also carried out their regular Free Coffee & Tea services. The distribution place was Emma Miller Place near Roma Street in the city.
For nearly one-month BAB was collecting canned food and hygiene products through multiple collection points around Brisbane as well as through home visits. A day before, BAB team gathered all foods and made mixed packs for distribution.
The program was announced by social media (Facebook Community Group) and emails and the response of the Bangladesh Community Members were outstanding. They came forward, they donated as well as praised the initiative.
As a responsible community group, we combinedly worked towards a better cause and tried to bring some positive change in the community as well as in the lives of those who are in significant need and assisted them for their survival.