52,000 REASONS TO SMILE AGAIN
Every Foodbank hamper changes lives and brings smiles of joy. Last year, Foodbank delivered an unbelievable 52,000 hampers to Australians in need – something that was only possible thanks to the generosity of Hunger Fighters just like you.
The number of people seeking food relief in NSW and the ACT at least once a week has doubled. Young people have been hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19, with 57% of those aged 26-40 suddenly hungry. It is heartbreaking that more Australians are going hungry than ever before.
Foodbank has received literally hundreds of emotional letters and emails from families who have had to face food insecurity for the first time in their lives.
Here are just a few of the real stories of food insecurity in Australia in 2020. Thank you for helping us bring smiles to their faces again.
“When I received my hamper, I burst into tears” – Belinda
“These groceries have helped me and my daughter a lot. We are very grateful for your love” – Tendai
“We are really struggling financially like a lot of people. I received a hamper and shared some of the food with someone I know that could use it as well” – Trish