The famous $25 Trolley

The story of the trolley

For almost 20 years we have been providing our famous trolley of food to the community. It all started in the garage of a house on Logan Street in Eagleby, with a small group of people who genuinely wanted to make a difference for a few families they knew who were struggling to pay their bills. Right from the beginning – today it has always been the best way we can provide a whole range of products at the lowest possible price. 

The goal of the trolley has always been to provide families with their essential groceries like bread, milk, butter, eggs, fruit, vegetables plus a wide range of varying items including products like yoghurt, cheese, chips, frozen foods, juice, soft drink, heath food, snacks and more (depending on availability)  to fill their pantry and give them plenty of food to get through the week.

We estimate that we have distributed close to 400,000 trolleys to families struggling to make ends meet over the last 2 decades. As heartbreaking as it is, we are always encouraged to hear stories from families who say they wouldn’t be able to survive without this service, because we know we are truly making a difference in our community.

Sourcing the food

A lot of people assume that all the food in our trolleys are donated and as nice as that would be, the truth is 99% of the food that ends up in our trolleys has been sourced and purchased by our team.  We always do our best to work with suppliers to ensure we are getting the best deal possible so we can pass on the savings to the families and individuals who use our service.

Helping into the future

Today our $25 trolley is available both in store and online. We have been delighted to see the trolleys reaching people right across South East Queensland through our new Home Delivery initiative.  As we move into the future, our goal is to continue to provide as much value as possible in our trolleys, as we innovate new ways of reaching people.  

We really love and appreciate everyone who donate so generously, both physically with their time and non-perishable foods, and financially to the work we do. If you are able to make a donation to help support us we would be incredibly grateful.

Partner with us to provide essential food and groceries to families in need.


All donations over $2 are full tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity

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Shop in store at our Loganholme and Hillcrest locations or online for Home Delivery and Click & Collect