Gateway Care History


Before & After


In 2006 Two people had a vision to feed the needy in our community and with $200.00 in their kitty, off they went to Brisbane’s Foodbank.

When they returned, they set up shop (a couple of bricks and a plank of wood as their table) and displayed their products at the Golden Beach Football Club changing rooms. In the first 2 months they had 50 members join and really didn’t know what big plans God had for Gateway Care (small beginnings).

There were 2 more moves for Gateway Care 1 in Allen Street and then 1 in Bulcock Street before Gateway Care reached its present location in Helen Street where it has been trading since January 2010. Gateway Care is growing more and more each day and now, almost 7 years on, we have over 5000 members on the books and in the last 30 days we have had over 100 new members added to Gateway Care.

We are all about being aware of community needs, providing low cost groceries to pensioners and families doing it tough and listening to the concerns of our members. In line with these concerns our programs have expanded to include the Men’s Shed activity and we will shortly commence our life Skills training rooms, functioning from the adjoining shed to our Food Centre.

Gods mission for us is always growing and in ways we could only dream of. With him at the helm we are confident that “all things are possible”. Through the fruit that is produced, we can see that from the small seed that God has planted in us, a large and fruitful field can be achieved to impact the city.

Debbie Knight (Gateway Care Manager)