Charity food banks are experiencing a 61% increase in demand for food relief in Australia. For example, one in five in Queensland go hungry. As hunger is widespread in Australia, we can imagine the heartbreaking situations and increasing starvation in less fortunate countries.
LOBBY YOUR REPRESENTATIVES - NEW SCHEMES NEEDED NOW: Let's see federal, state and local governments creating policy to urgently support all householders to grow food in their front and back gardens, aged care homes, schools, alleyways, nature strips, on vacant council land, community gardens and on small acreage. Encourage biodegradable packaging and environmental awareness.
Establish new policies to ensure that farmers, food chains and restaurants never waste food.
Great gratitude to the generous individuals and businesses who donate money and food to food banks for people and animals and to all those carrying out the great work including volunteers.
Great gratitude to householders already growing their own food, gifting or bartering food and selling produce from their gardens in local markets. The situation is going to get much worse and we need innovative policy at all levels to ensure this basic need for people and animals is met.
Suss out the situation in your areas to ascertain how you can assist or be assisted.