FareShare aims for nothing less than transformation so when frontline charities use words like “life-changing” and “life-saving” to describe the impact of our meals, we know we are hitting the mark.
Recently FareShare collected feedback from the organisations who hand out our meals to people in need in their communities. From Melbourne to Mornington Island, via Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns, what they told us was both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Three-quarters of the 123 charities we heard from in Victoria said the need for our nutritious meals had increased – some by up to fivefold – as new groups of people such as stressed mortgagees, the recently-retired, students and working families, can no longer afford the basic costs of living.
At the same time, people already experiencing hardship, family violence or homelessness are needing greater assistance to survive.