Financial stress pushing MILLIONS of Australians into food insecurity

Financial stress pushing millions of Australians into food insecurity:

A shocking 3.6 million Australians, or 15% of the population, have experienced uncertainty around where their next meal is coming from in the last 12 months, a new report from Foodbank Australia has revealed.

This morning Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank, released its annual Foodbank Hunger Report which highlighted that it’s not just the unemployed and homeless who are experiencing food insecurity. Almost 50% of those struggling to feed themselves and their families are actually employed.

The report also highlights that young Australians are not immune from food insecurity. While Generation Y and Z (7-37 year olds) only make up only 28% of Australia’s population, when it comes to food insecurity, they are heavily overrepresented (38%).

Now in its fifth year, the report surveys charity agencies and recipients of assistance, exposing “bill shock” as a major factor driving the growing need for food relief in Australia.

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