Foodbank Australia has revealed one in six Australian adults haven’t had enough to eat in the last year. On top of this, 1.2 million children have gone hungry during the same period.
It also shows that more than half of people impacted by severe food insecurity go a whole day every week without eating.
COVID-19 continues to impact the life of Australia’s most vulnerable. More than one in three Australians (38%) who were food insecure during the last year had never experienced food insecurity prior to the pandemic.
In spite of best efforts, food relief is still not reaching many Australians who need it.
The Foodbank Hunger Report is an annual spotlight on food insecurity in Australia bringing together Foodbank’s research and on-the-ground information and observations.
Click here to access the report: https://www.foodbank.org.au/research-reports/?state=au