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80M meals a year ... an utter disgrace!


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What is going wrong within our community - and why are our governments failing the most vulnerable?

While it is an absolute credit to the team at Foodbank, it's also an utter disgrace that the organisation provided 5,744,324 meals to Western Australians and 2,267,420 breakfasts to school children in the state in 2015-16.

It's fair to say the government is failing when Foodbank is quietly going about the business of serving 80M meals a year to Australians.

It's fair to say the government is failing when Foodbank is quietly going about the business of serving 80M meals a year to Australians. Pic: iStock

What does it say about the state and its government that Foodbank distributed 2.88 million kilos of food in the past 12 months?

Can you help Foodbank with food, funds, services or time? . Then

Making this situation worse is the fact that the charities supported by Foodbank turned away 7000 people each month because they did not have enough food.

And it gets worse still!

Foodbank WA serves just 10% of all the meals served by Foodbank around Australia. That’s right, Foodbank serves some 80 million meals a year in Australia!

And while it is the largest, it is just one of the food relief agencies operating this year. 

This says a lot of good things about the wonderful people at Foodbank!

It says some disgraceful things about the governments in this country!

What does it say about the rest of us?

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