FOOD INSECURITY IS A REALITY IN AUSTRALIA
Each year, 15% of the Australian population are hit by hard times and find themselves unable to get the food they need.
This is called food insecurity, and many reach out for food relief in these dire moments. No one’s story is the same – it strikes pensioners, families, and children, the employed and the jobless, the city and the country. Some might have suffered illness or abuse, copped a big bill, lost an income, a home, or a loved one – but all of them are going through a rough patch where food comes second.
Even more alarmingly, according to the 2017 Foodbank Hunger Report, 65,000 Australians who need food relief are turned away each month as there simply isn’t enough food to go around. It’s hard to imagine this happening in our privileged country – but it’s impossible to ignore.
HELP US FIGHT HUNGER
Working together with farmers, the wider food sector and thousands of charity partners, Foodbank helps source and supply 1.2 million meals each and every week for people in their time of need – but with many still turned away, we urgently need your help too.
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