Food Insecurity in Australia
On any given day, over half a million households in Australia are struggling to meet their food needs. For these 520,000 households this means, for example, they and/or their children are having to skip meals, go hungry and/or reduce the size of meals because they couldn’t afford to buy more. Read the Foodbank Hunger Report 2022 to learn more about food insecurity in Australia.
Our low-cost groceries stores exist to instil hope in the community.
In any given low-cost grocery store, you can expect to find:
We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why our school breakfast programs exist!
Predominantly working in local primary and high-schools, Global Care volunteers bring an array of items to provide a balanced breakfast for students.
Our food hampers are generously loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables, pantry staples, bakery goods, meat and dairy products, and frozen items.
By selling pre-packaged food hampers, we hope that more families and individuals can enjoy a balanced meal.
One of the resources used by our local operations is a BBQ trailer. The trailer has been used to feed vulnerable groups including: homeless people, disengaged youth, single parents with children, and people affected by natural disasters.
Some of our local operations also partner with other services to run soup kitchens for vulnerable people.
Whilst people eat, our volunteers are able to have great conversations and develop strong relationships with community members.
John is the local Global Care director at our operation in Maryborough. Alongside his wife, Karen, the pair love to serve their local community each week. This food care program offers customers a choice of four low-cost hamper options: family, produce, pantry, or essential.
Across our food care operations, we partner with other local charities and organizations to provide a low-cost food option. Due to our reporting requirements, we do sometimes need to sight your Centrelink or Pension card
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