Food charities report surging lockdown demand

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Charities say they’re seeing record demand for emergency food relief as Australians in locked-down cities struggle to put food on the table.

They say their services were shielded by increased welfare payments last year, but with those reduced they’re now supporting families who haven’t needed aid in the past.

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Rania, Sydney parent
Sana Karanouh, Director of Community Care Kitchen
Anne Ruston, Federal Minister for Families, Social Services and Women’s Safety
Brianna Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Foodbank Australia
Christina Pollard, Associate Professor at Curtin University

Reporter: Max Chalmers

Duration: 7min 6sec

Broadcast: Tue 17 Aug 2021, 6:20am

Original Link:
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/food-charities-surging-lockdown-demand/13498702

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