Foodbank and Woolworths appeal for Macarthur residents to initiative

Foodbank and Woolworths have urged to Macarthur residents to help meet the rise in need for food assistance during winter. Picture: Supplied
Foodbank and Woolworths have urged to Macarthur residents to help meet the rise in need for food assistance during winter. Picture: Supplied

Macarthur residents are being urged to pitch in and support fellow Australians who are struggling.

Foodbank and Woolworths have launched a national appeal to help meet the rise in need for food assistance during winter.

The 2018 Foodbank Rumbling Tummies report found more than one in five Australian children have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months.

More than 650,000 Australians have asked for food relief through Foodbank each month.

Until July 24, Woolworths customers in Macarthur can purchase a $2 Foodbank token to support Foodbank’s winter appeal.

Foodbank Australia CEO Brianna Casey said all funds raised would help Foodbank deliver more food and groceries to families in need.

“At this time of the year, we have families struggling to make ends meet, with meal-skipping becoming standard practice, particularly for parents,” she said.

“This appeal provides us with an opportunity to remind Australians about the ongoing hunger issues which affects so many families, individuals and children, at the same time as securing additional food to assist them.”

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