It is goodbye for now for Dalby FoodAssist

6th October 2017 12:31 PM
CLOSED: Volunteers at Dalby FoodAssist on the final day. CLOSED: Volunteers at Dalby FoodAssist on the final day. Michael Doyle

DALBY FoodAssist has closed its doors for the final time this afternoon, but the volunteers who have worked there for nearly three years believe this is not the final chapter.

A rise in rent and the cost of food is being labelled the reason the non-for-profit group has need to close down.

For the last three years, the FoodAssist has sold food hampers, furniture and other goods to low income households.

The organisation also reached other Western Downs towns Roma, Chinchilla, Miles and Wandoan once a week.

Tanya Carroll from FoodAssist Dalby, said it was a sad day but it was not the end of the road for the volunteer group.

"I am hopeful we can get some sort of finance down the track and get something back up and running again," she said.

"If we can get something up, we will."

Ms Carroll thanked Coles, Culbert Meats, South Side Meats and Merritts Bakery for supporting the organisation.

"I want to give a massive thank you to all of those people who supported us over the years," she said.

"Of course all of the volunteers have been amazing, and they said they would be back if we can get something up.