1 in 6
Australians (18%) reported having experienced food insecurity at least once in the last 12 months. This means there has been a time when they didn’t have enough food for themselves or other family members
and could not afford to buy more food.
Percentage of affected people that have experienced food insecurity between 1-3 times over the last 12 months.
Percentage of affected people that have reported it as a constant problem that they face.
people in Australia are receiving food aid each month from just one of its food charity (Foodbank) – a third of them children.
Percentage of affected people seeking assistance from charities and community groups - thus making them the primary source for relief.
people seeking food relief are being turned away by charities each month as they are unable to cope with demand.
of the top reasons why people are experiencing food insecurity are: a) Not enough money in the first place, b) Unexpected expenses or large bills and c) Having to pay rent or the mortgage.