Are there really hungry people in South Australia?
Yes there are, but hunger is largely a hidden social problem and many of its victims suffer in silence. Each month, approximately 85,000 South Australians experience food insecurity with one third of them being children.
The prices of essentials like food, health, education, housing, utilities and transport have climbed so much in recent years that people who are already struggling are susceptible to sudden bill shock and financial disadvantage. The current economic climate means people are turning to charity who would never have dreamed of seeking such support in the past. So it’s not just traditionally vulnerable groups such as the homeless seeking food relief, but also the aged, single parents and the working poor.
Some statistics about the unlucky people in our lucky country:
This information has been sourced from the Foodbank Hunger Report 2016. To find out more about our Hunger Report, please click here.
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