CHILD HUNGER IN AUSTRALIA


How can we ignore the rumbles of hundreds of thousands of children
going hungry in Australia each year?
When you can hear it, you can help it.

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MORE THAN 1 IN 5 CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIA HAVE EXPERIENCED HUNGER

It is more likely for a child to go hungry in Australia than it is for an adult in 2018. The Foodbank Rumbling Tummies Report  found that hunger amongst children in Australia is more common than once imagined.

1 in 3 parents living in food insecure households disclosed that their children go hungry at least once a month.

In addition, at least once a week, 18% of children from food insecure households go to school without eating breakfast, 15% go to school without a packed lunch or lunch money and 11% go to bed without eating any dinner.

FOOD INSECURITY CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT A CHILD’S WELLBEING

Parents living in food insecure households say their children experience the following at least once a week.

Parents notice several changes to their children’s well being when they don’t have enough to eat.

DON’T LET THEIR HUNGER GO UNHEARD

Working together with farmers, food and grocery manufacturers, retailers and thousands of charities and schools, Foodbank sources and supplies 1.2 million meals each and every week for Australian families and individuals in their time of need.

However, with 65,000 people still turned away from our charity partners each month, because there simply isn’t enough food, we urgently need your help.

Help us end child hunger in Australia.

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