In Australia, we throw away an unbelievable amount of perfectly edible food every day.
At the same time, a growing number of Australians find themselves struggling to make ends meet.
Food insecurity and food waste in Australia are a daily reality, largely hidden from view. The past couple of years has been a trying time for Australia’s food relief sector and the people they serve. Many have felt the effects of drought, floods, bushfires and Covid-19, often in combination.
The demand for food relief across Australia is on the increase, and food relief agencies are feeling the pressure. At the same time, an extraordinary amount of edible food continues to be wasted across the food supply chain.