Australia faces a growing food shortage problem with over 2 million households severely affected and 3.3 million experiencing some form of food uncertainty in the past year. Worryingly, 54% of food-insecure household in NSW and the ACT have someone employed indicating shifting needs.
Source: Foodbank Hunger Report 2023
A local issue
On any given day 2,223 people in our community go hungry.
Local charities like Foodshare and Carevan Wagga have seen a significant increase in their services, with needs at least doubling. They primarily rely on volunteers and community support to continue their essential work.
A festive haul
Hundreds of dollars in goods and cash donations have been received as part of the 2024 Festive Food Drive.
The 150kg haul of physical items and almost $700 in cash donations equates to around half a tonne of food!
Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare will give their Community Pantry Supermarket a boost with their share of the donations.
While Carevan Albury is making life a little brighter for many, creating hampers from the goods. Many which will be used to assist families dealing with expensive back to school costs.
Want to volunteer your time?
To register, visit the websites below.
- Foodshare foodshare.org.au
- Carevan Wagga carevanwagga.com
- Carevan Albury carevan.com.au/get-involved