It is tragic for there to be hunger in third world countries due to crop failure, natural disaster or war, but it’s a scandal to have it in our own back yard when there is peace, prosperity and plenty of food to go around.
* There has been at least one time when they didn’t have enough food for themselves or their family and could not afford to buy more food.
Foodbank believes we can, and must, set our sights on an Australia without hunger. It’s not an impossible dream but something well within our reach. It can be achieved if we all decide it’s important and commit to playing our part.
The Foodbank Hunger Report provides an annual snap shot of the problem of food insecurity in Australia. The 2016 report is a summary of two pieces of research undertaken amongst Foodbank stakeholders in the first half of the year.
The first was a survey of recipients of food relief from front line welfare agencies and community groups. This research was conducted online and face-to-face by Galaxy Research in February 2016 amongst a sample of 636 Australians (drawn from a total sample of 4,078) who had experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months. The second piece of research was the Foodbank Welfare Agency Survey. This was conducted between November 2015 and March 2016 amongst the welfare agencies and community groups sourcing food from Foodbank. 1,019 responses were received and analysis of the results were provided by Deloitte Access Economics.