Making a difference

Beliefs and Values

belong will respond effectively to community needs and increase community members’ opportunities for participation in life.

Social Justice

We believe that the dignity of community members is upheld when their right to social and economic inclusion is supported.

Community Building

Build the capacity of individuals and communities to help themselves and others.


We embrace diversity as a foundation to cohesion across the community.


We work collaboratively with stakeholders across the community to provide services with impact.

Engagement & Participation

We work closely with community members to support and encourage their participation and to achieve their aspirations.

Sustainability & Accountability

We are transparent in our transactions and create programs that have long-term sustainability.

Our Mission

  • To provide a safe and welcoming centre where the community feels comfortable to come and access the assistance they need.
  • To provide comprehensive, relevant and easy-to-access community services to Acacia Ridge and districts via direct service provision or partnerships.
  • To build the capacity of First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, and all local communities.
  • To provide opportunities for community members to grow and engage in the broader community.
  • To have happy, healthy and harmonious staff, volunteers, management committee and members.
  • To increase and maintain the sustainability and viability of the organisation to ensure long-term service provision.

Why We Choose To Help

Our team of staff and volunteers share a belief that communities are strengthened when their most vulnerable members are supported and included in all aspects of life. We welcome and offer support for families, individuals and communities in a safe and respectful environment, delivering a range of programs and services in response to identified local needs and aspirations.

66% of people

in our district are in Queensland’s lowest 10% of income earners

60% of people

we serve have migrated to Australia recently, most as refugees or asylum seekers

52% of children

in our district are ‘developmentally vulnerable’ when they commence school – double the state average

In the last year

alone, demand for our financial assistance and food relief services increased by 42%

Our Partners

Become a Volunteer

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Make a donation

The Food Co-op is currently run almost entirely on the goodwill and kindness of community volunteers. Your support ensures our Food Co-op is able to reach more people in real need.

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