This report combines insights from two surveys, bringing together the perspectives of charities providing frontline food relief as well as individuals experiencing food insecurity.
The Foodbank Charity Partner Survey was deployed to charities across Australia and gathered information about each organisation’s food relief activities and beneficiaries. In its sixth year, this survey gathered 1,710 responses between December 2017 and April 2018.
The second survey was deployed to Australians who have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months. This is the third time Foodbank has conducted research amongst those directly affected by food insecurity. The survey explored the prevalence of food insecurity in Australia as well as the experiences of those living with food insecurity. This survey was conducted in three stages between 25 July and 6 August 2018 and gathered responses from a core sample of 767 food insecure Australians.