With one in five people in Australia going without dinner tonight, we’re collecting food donations to assist those who need it the most and we need your help.
Every AFS branch is running a food drive with donations going to Foodbank.
Foodbank is the largest provider of vital food and groceries to food relief charities around Australia. Last year alone, Foodbank collected enough supplies to provide 210,000 meals to people in need every day.
But Foodbank and the charities they supply need our help to keep up with demand. Over the past 12 months, the number of people seeking food relief has increased by a huge 22% (Foodbank Hunger Report, 2019).
A box is in every AFS branch to collect your food donations with everything collected going to that state’s Foodbank warehouse. This means your donations will help the families in your state and members of your community. We will be donating to Foodbank in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia (via the roving van) and Queensland.
No donation is too small! Please donate whatever you can on your next visit, so together we can give back to those doing it tough. Click here to find your local AFS branch.
We’re collecting food donations from Friday, November 22 until Friday, December 6.
We’ll be delivering all of the donations to the QLD, NSW/ACT, VIC and SA Foodbank warehouses by Friday, December 13 just in time for Christmas.