February 25, 2010

Matthew 25 Resource 2/25/10-Foodbank, An Australia Without Hunger

Did you know that a staggering 2 million people rely on food relief at some point every year? A million of these are children. The evidence is largely hidden, but the facts confirm that the need is growing, particularly amongst the working poor and the elderly.

In one of the richest economies in the world it is difficult to conceive of two million people not having enough to eat, and deeply sad to think that up to a million of them are children.

Australia is not immune and, despite a strong economy, hunger exists in surprising numbers in every state, in urban as well as rural communities, in all age groups, and in nuclear families as well as single parent households.

Last year Foodbank distributed 17 million kilograms of donated food, which met only part of the need. Foodbank’s target for 2013 is 50 million kilograms, which we hope will bring us closer to achieving our vision of an Australia without hunger.
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