COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians

by Foodbank Australia Limited
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians
COVID19: Food relief for vulnerable Australians

Dear Supporters,

Depending on your perspective, 2020 will have felt like the longest, quickest, or toughest year in recent memory, but either way, I know many of you will be as relieved as I am that it is finally drawing to a close.

We have had to upscale our operations to a capacity we have never had to before, sourcing more critical foods over the last three to four months than we have in the last three years to help those in need of food relief.

Thank you to every one of you for the support you have shown to the Foodbank team during one of our toughest years!

Support like yours is increasingly important for Foodbank now, as we continue to navigate through the profound impacts of the pandemic. COVID19 and the resulting widespread financial hardship experienced across the country has been a key catalyst in the rise of demand for food relief in Australia (47%). More than a quarter (28%) of those experiencing food insecurity have never faced it prior to the pandemic, whilst 43% of food insecure Australians are going a whole day without eating.

Alarmingly, Australians who were struggling to obtain food before the pandemic are going hungry even more and these patterns of food insecurity are likely to persist during the Christmas festive season and beyond. Christmas will not be the same for many families. Many are isolated from their families, and those struggling to make ends meet will not know where their next meal is coming from.

However, Foodbank is here to ensure no one goes without and will continue to provide food relief for those in need for as long as they need it! In our food relief operations from March to September 2020, Foodbank proudly provided 52.2 million meals to those in critical need of food. We could not do this without the help of ardent supporters such as yourself, thank you!

Here is a link to our latest annual Hunger Report which highlights patterns of food insecurity in Australia.

Once again, on behalf of the Foodbank family, we sincerely thank you for your support and the impact made possible through your generosity. We look forward to working with you further in our fight against hunger.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Warm Regards,


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 Dear Supporters,

Thank you once again for your support of Foodbank. In what has been the biggest year of challenges for Foodbank ever, your kind donations to our COVID19 efforts are continuing to make a massive difference to those affected.

COVID19 and the resulting widespread financial hardship experienced across the nation, has been the catalyst in the exponential rise in food insecurity in Australia. The early months of the pandemic saw Foodbank scaling up operations to meet the unprecendented increase in demand for food relief. This increase comprised of new demographic groups whom have never asked for assistance previously, including temporary visa holders, newly unemployed, international students and the elderly who found it difficult to leave their homes. 

In the last month, Foodbank has seen an increase of 20% in pre-pandemic clients. We have had to source more key staple foods than in the three years prior to COVID-19. In addition, Foodbank is quickly adapting to the changing environment by introducing new operational models including COVID specific hampers, a food service app and home delivery services; fuelled by an army of community volunteers.

Foodbank is ensuring that vital food relief continues to flow for all vulnerable Australians, including the increasing number of people directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to isolation and/or economic hardship. At a time when traditional ‘food rescue’ supplies have declined markedly, we have had to utilise our expertise, industry relationships and national networks to navigate the current disrupted food and grocery supply chains to secure what’s needed for front line charities.

We are consistently scaling up our operations and food purchasing programs to ensure we are able to provide food relief to our 815,000 beneficiaries per month, and will continue to do so for as long as they need it! 

It is a human right to have access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Stand with us in our fight against hunger.

Thank you for your support of Foodbank Australia. 

Warm Regards, 
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Foodbank Australia Limited

Location: North Ryde, NSW - Australia
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Twitter: @FoodbankAus
Project Leader:
Sindy Dupagunta
North Ryde, NSW Australia
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