FOOD INSECURITY & WOMEN
“I’d rather miss out, so she doesn’t have to. She asks why I’m not eating with her, but we don’t always have enough for both of us.” Gen Y single mum.
There’s nothing like a mother’s love… and this is what we clearly see in Foodbank’s latest Hunger Report. Women, and especially mums, bear the brunt of food insecurity.
More than 1 in 4 Australian women (27%) have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months, experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress and low energy. Mums experiencing food insecurity are twice as likely to feel like a bad parent when there is not enough food in the house (50% of mothers strongly agree compared to 26% of fathers.)
With your incredible support, Foodbank can continue to reach out to more women and families like Mandy’s in the community, making sure Australians don’t go hungry. You are truly making an impact – thank you.