1930 – 2020: FEEDING VICTORIANS IN NEED FOR 90 YEARS
Our work in Victoria dates back to 1930, with the establishment of the State Relief Committee in response to the economic distress caused by the Great Depression. Today, our work continues – supporting Victorians with food relief in times of distress caused by financial hardship and through disasters such as bushfires, floods and drought.
Over nine decades of Victoria’s history, Foodbank Victoria has been there in the background, ensuring nobody has to face a crisis alone. Whether it is everyday emergencies or times of crisis – we’ve been providing food comfort and support for 90 years. Here are just some of the stories that are part of our long-standing history assisting Victorians in their time of need.
Thanks to the Yarra Tram Community Partnerships Program, those of you travelling through the city may have spotted the Foodbank purple across Melbourne’s iconic tram network. We thank Yarra Trams for the opportunity to share the stories of those we have supported, including Helen, Deb and Brian and Julie.