Foodbank to launch campaign on World Hunger Day 2011

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 13th October 2011

Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank, is to launch a campaign called Bridge the Hunger Divide on Sunday 16 October 2011, to coincide with World Food Day.

World Food Day is a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of global food insecurity issues such as hunger and poverty.

Foodbank said it will be building a sculpture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made almost entirely out of donated food.

The Foodbank initiative has been supported by: Aldi, Cerebos, SPC Ardmona, Coles, Ferrero, George Weston Foods, Goodman Fielder, Greens’s General Foods, HJ Heinz, J & J, Kelloggs, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Smiths Snackfoods, Sugar Australia, Unilever, Woolworths, Sanitarium, Yum! Brands, Primo Smallgoods, Oriental Merchant.

A Foodbank spokesperson said, “Our aim is to put this largely hidden problem where it rightfully belongs – at the forefront of the public’s consciousness. Most people are surprised to learn that there are two million Australians that rely on hunger relief each year – half of them are children.”