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Today marks Food Security Day and you can do your part to help those in need

By June 7, 2023June 9th, 2023No Comments

Food security is a critical issue for many First Peoples with disabilities in Australia. These individuals face significant barriers to accessing healthy and nutritious food, which can have serious consequences for their health and well-being.

According to a report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, First Peoples with disabilities are more likely to experience food insecurity than the general population. This is due to a range of factors, including poverty, limited access to transportation, and discrimination.

For many First Peoples with disabilities, food insecurity can lead to a range of health problems, including malnutrition, obesity, and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It can also exacerbate existing health conditions and make it more difficult to manage them effectively.

To address this issue, it is important to understand the unique challenges faced by First Peoples with disabilities in accessing healthy and nutritious food. This includes addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to food insecurity, such as poverty and discrimination, as well as the physical barriers to accessing food, such as limited transportation options and inaccessible food outlets.

One approach to addressing food insecurity among First Peoples with disabilities is to support local food systems that are culturally appropriate and accessible. This can include community gardens, farmers markets, and other initiatives that promote local food production and distribution.

Another approach is to provide targeted support to First Peoples with disabilities who are experiencing food insecurity. This can include financial assistance, transportation services, and other forms of support that help individuals access healthy and nutritious food.

Ultimately, addressing food insecurity among First Peoples with disabilities requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach that involves government, community organisations, and individuals themselves. By working together to promote food security, we can help ensure that all First Peoples with disabilities have access to the healthy and nutritious food they need to thrive.

Here is a small list of organisations you can support right now: 

Sydney Food Pantry, NSW, 

Drop your donations at 24 Wright St, Hurstville NSW 2220 or 2 Stanley St & Balmain Rd Leichhardt NSW 2040.

Addi Road Food Pantry, NSW 

Drop off your food at Addi Road Food Pantry Building 1, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.

The Rev Bill Crews Foundation, NSW

Donate online here

Empowering Australia, VIC

Cash donations online via this link or visit a centre closest to you. The main hub is 412 City Road Southbank VIC 3006, Sundays 9.30am – 1.00pm.

Mornington Community Support Centre, VIC

Visit to see the different donation options. 

Fareshare, VIC

Donate or volunteer here

Food Assist Towwomba, QLD

Visit to see how you can get involved. 

Angels Community Group, QLD

Goods can be dropped off at 45a Walla Street, Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.

ADRA Community Centre, QLD

Visit to donate.

Communities At Work, ACT

Donate food and other groceries to several drop-off points. Find your closest donation centre here

Canberra City Care, ACT

You can make a financial contribution online at

Gordon Community Centre, ACT

Donate online at

Pathway Community Centre, SA

Donate online at

Heart & Soul Group, SA

Donate here or organise a food drive fundraiser

The Pantry, WA

Donate online at

Margaret Court Community Outreach, WA 

Donate food or clothing and drop off at 14a Neil Street, Osborne Park

WA 6017. Other locations found here:

Dreambuilders Care, WA 

Donate online at

Food Rescue, WA

Donate or volunteer

Baptist Care NT Food For Life, NT

BCNT accepts cash donations at

Shelter Me, NT 

Find out more here

Hobart City Mission, TAS

Donate goods, services or volunteer at

Waterbridge Food Co-op, TAS

Visit for more information. 

Wyndarra Community & Resource Centre, TAS 

Volunteer your time or donate