Get the latest facts about food insecurity in Australia
The Foodbank Hunger Report 2016 reveals that food insecurity in Australia is reaching crisis point.
We live in the ‘lucky country’ where food is so abundant that we export more than half of what we grow and produce, and yet 1 in 6 Australians have reported that they have been unable to meet their basic food needs at least once in the past 12 months*.
The 2016 report is a summary of two pieces of research undertaken amongst Foodbank stakeholders in the first half of the year:
- A survey of recipients of food relief from front line welfare agencies and community groups. This research was conducted online and face-to-face by Galaxy Research in February 2016 amongst a sample of 636 Australians (drawn from a total sample of 4,078) who had experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months.
- The Foodbank Welfare Agency Survey. This was conducted between November 2015 and March 2016 amongst the welfare agencies and community groups sourcing food from Foodbank. 1,019 responses were received and analysis of the results were provided by Deloitte Access Economics.
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* There has been at least one time when they didn’t have enough food for themselves or their family and could not afford to buy more food.
Read the 2014 Foodbank Hunger Report