What does Foodbank do?
Two million Australians needing food aid is a staggering figure; where’s the proof?
According to the Australian Council of Social Service, 2.2 million Australians are currently estimated to be living in poverty including 12% of Australian children. We believe this provides a good indicator of the number of Australians at risk of food insecurity because in these low income households food is often the only discretionary item in the budget and, therefore, is likely to be reduced to meet nondiscretionary costs such as rent and bills.
Why doesn’t government do something about hunger
Is Foodbank a national or state organisation?
What are Foodbank’s overheads?
How many paid staff does Foodbank have?
Who donates food and groceries to Foodbank?
Does Foodbank receive support for non-food companies?
Does Foodbank fundraise?
In addition the volume of rescued food doesn’t meet demand in particular there is a significant gap between the amount of staple foods obtained and what is needed by the charities to provide filling and nutritious meals. So, in a collaborative supply program we partner with farmers, manufacturers and retailers who provide ingredients and services to produce, process, package and transport essential items such as breakfast cereals, pasta and sauce and tinned fruit and vegetables. Financial donations from the public and corporate sector help to fund the components that cannot be donated.