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Food assistance for people in need

Global Goals & Global Society
Food assistance for people in need

"Foodbank Australia", is a non-profit organization that aims to address the issue of food insecurity and malnutrition in Australia. The organization has been working in Australia for over 25 years and has become a leading provider of food assistance in the country.

The primary objective of the Foodbank Australia project is to provide food assistance to people in need. The organization collects surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers and distributes it to charities and community groups across the country. Foodbank Australia also runs several programs aimed at addressing the root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition in Australia. Some of these programs include nutrition education, community gardens, and emergency food relief.

Since its inception, Foodbank Australia has made significant progress towards achieving SDG2 in Australia. The organization has distributed over 94 million meals to people in need, including children, the elderly, and indigenous communities. Foodbank Australia has also been able to divert 54,000 tonnes of food from going to waste, thus reducing the environmental impact of food waste in the country.

Furthermore, Foodbank Australia has been able to raise awareness about the issue of food insecurity and malnutrition in Australia through its programs and initiatives. The organization has partnered with several stakeholders, including government agencies, to create policies and programs that address the root causes of food insecurity.

One of the significant challenges is the issue of food waste. According to the National Food Waste Strategy, Australia wastes around 7.3 million tonnes of food every year, which is a significant amount considering that there are over 3 million Australians who are food insecure.

Another challenge is the issue of food affordability. Many Australians who are food insecure cannot afford to buy healthy and nutritious food. This is especially true for those living in remote and rural areas where fresh produce is not readily available.

More efforts are required to address challenges like hunger in Australia. It is essential to continue supporting initiatives like Foodbank Australia to achieve certain Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that no one goes hungry in the country.


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