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. 

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.

We estimate that we have distributed close to 400,000 trolleys to families struggling to make ends meet over the last 2 decades. It’s really touching to hear stories from families who say they couldn’t make it without our service. It reminds us that we’re truly making a difference in our community and keeps us motivated to keep going.

Sourcing the food

You may be surprised to know that 99% of the food we provide has not been donated to us. 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’re delighted to see these trolleys reaching people across South East Queensland through our new Home Delivery initiative. As we move into the future, our goal is to continue providing maximum value in our trolleys while exploring innovative ways to connect with more individuals.

We truly cherish and appreciate everyone who generously donates, whether it’s their time, non-perishable foods, or financial support. If you’re able to make a donation to help us in supporting our cause, we would be incredibly grateful for your contribution.

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


All donations over $2 are fully 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