As the clock ticks closer to Sunday, restaurant tables are booked, the supermarket shelves are emptied and fresh flowers are purchased- all in preparation for Mother's Day. But what about the families who are struggling to put a meal on the table, let alone a bouquet of expensive flowers?
1 in 6 Australians deals with food insecurity each year, not knowing where their next meal may come from. If these figures surprise you, you are not alone. Foodbank, a food relief organisation, also found that 77% of the public were unaware that there was a hunger problem in Australia. And you'd be mistaken in thinking it was just the homeless who were struggling. Children, families, singles, low-income earners and the unemployed are some of the Australians who are in need of food relief. In fact, Foodbank supply 60 million meals a year to help people in need. This Mother's Day, a few special souls are coming together to give back to families who need it most.
Menulog, an app designed to deliver delicious cuisine to your front door, have collaborated with Red Rooster and Foodbank to ensure that 700 Aussie families in need will be receiving a Red Rooster Family Roast meal this Mother's Day.
These NSW and QLD families will be able to order and have their meals delivered via the Menulog app. Menulog and Red Rooster will also provide lunches at the Salvation Army Centre in Auburn (Sydney) from 12:30 pm and A Touch of Compassion, Ellen Grove (Brisbane) from 12:00 pm Sunday.
Thanks to these wonderful organisations, families who are affected by food insecurity will be able to share a delicious roast dinner with their family on Mother's Day. With the hunger crisis in Australia growing, (last year Foodbank saw an increase of those seeking food relief up by 8%), it is fantastic to see organisations coming together to support our Aussie families.
For more information, head to https://www.menulog.com.au/ or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Were you aware of the hunger problem in Australia?