HUNGER IN AUSTRALIA
In normal times, Foodbank provides essential food and grocery relief to 815,000 Australians experiencing food insecurity every month. But these are not normal times and the charities that have been able to remain open during COVID-19 report that demand for food relief has been up 47% on average since the pandemic was declared.
The Foodbank Hunger Report 2020 revealed that three in ten Australians now experiencing food insecurity had not gone hungry before the pandemic and that young people – Gen Z are being hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19.
Foodbank is addressing this crisis by supplying more food and groceries than ever before to charities for distribution to vulnerable people. To do this we work with the entire Australian food and grocery sector including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and retailers who donate and redirect surplus product to us. This enable us to provide over 206,000 meals a day to people in need.