Hidden Hunger Issues in Australia

Hidden Hunger Issues in Australia

We all know that hunger is a third-world issue, but what many people don’t know is that it’s also a problem in Australia. According to Foodbank, 1 in 10 Australians are going hungry every single day. Why then, is it such a hidden issue when so many people are suffering?

Food wastage is one of the main reasons for hidden hunger issues. We throw away so much food that it’s almost impossible to believe that some of us are struggling to make ends meet. However, a number of different circumstances, such as low income and financial loss can be problematic for many Australians.

Thankfully, we have some great charities, such as The Hope Food Barn, that are willing to offer their assistance in more ways than one.

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(Above images were sourced from LunchALot.com)


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Do something about food waste, LunchALot website, viewed 4 April 2016,<http://www.lunchalot.com/foodwaste.php>

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The Hope Centre – about us, Hope Centre website, viewed 1 April 2016,<http://www.hopecentre.com.au/about-us/>


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