Every kilo can change a life.


Loads of Love calls on the public to dig deep and donate non-perishable food or make an online donation to help those doing it tough during Christmas.

How we helped in 2020

1,500 households supported in 2020

5,000 people supported in 2020

5,000 bags of food donated in 2020

$100,240 + of food donated in 2020

Approx 50% of supported people were children.

100 volunteers engaged

Lowers the cost of supporting families by up to 60%

30% of people supported had never received help

The appeal has become a trusted way for thousands of Queenslanders to show their generosity to those that need it most.

Help us help others this Christmas




2020 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.

At least once a week 3 in 10 food insecure Australians go a whole day without eating.

Statistics courtesy of FoodBank Australia


The kids saved their pocket money and can’t wait to fill a bag each.

– parent of 3 children

We were so grateful for the bag of groceries and want to give back. We can’t give much but now we are getting on our feet, we want to give back to the Appeal.

– unnamed previous recipient, Family of 4

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


You can bring your Loads of Love to locations right across Southern Queensland.
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Register your interest in becoming a Loads of Love 2021 Collection Point.

By checking this box I/we agree to adhere to the Loads of Love Collection Point guidelines which can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here.
I/we agree to support Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Limited by collecting food donations for the Loads of Love Appeal. Where the Loads of Love Appeal is mentioned and/or its logo is used, I/we agree to collect non-perishable food donations exclusively for the Loads of Love Appeal.
I/we agree to store donations in a safe and secure environment and agree that all donations will be forwarded to Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Limited.
If my/our collection point is located outside an area serviced by Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Limited I/we agree to forward all donations collected to an authorised Charity as detailed in the term