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Most Australians who go hungry aren't homeless or unemployed   
Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Produced by Tim Roxburgh

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Most people assume that if you need food aid you’re probably homeless and unemployed, the latest report by Foodbank Australia reveals that this is not the case. According to the End Hunger Report it is the ‘working poor’ that are the foremost group requiring these services. Eighty percent of the people seeking food relief from welfare agencies are low income families who simply cannot afford the additional expenses.

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia, Tim Roxburgh talks to CEO John Webster.

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John Webster - CEO Foodbank Australia
Barbara Pocock - Director at Centre for Life and Work

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