Food insecurity is has increased dramatically following the pandemic, so much so that it can be found throughout Australia and on any given day, more than half a million households are battling to meet their food needs. They may be compromising on the quality and variety of their food, eating less often or going entire days without eating. Households with children are 1.5 times more likely to be struggling. There are people who are being affected in every neighbourhood, city and country alike.
Funding will be directed to Foodbank's Key Staples Program, which will enable us to provide a consistent and sustainable supply in a variety of essential foods that are nutritious and convenient for those in need during these extraordinary times. This includes foods and products such as cereal, milk, canned vegetables, pasta, meal bases, rice and meat. We will be able to source these critical foods that don't come in sufficient quantities via traditional rescue channels.
Given the current environment, Foodbank provides food relief to more than one million people per month and will continue to do so for as long as they need it! Moreover, our services do not only address people's immediate nutrition needs but also contribute to improvements in their health, emotional well-being, sense of self-worth, social relationships and ultimately overall standard of living.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).