YouFoods taking on youth food issues in 2021

Did you know that 71% of local young people who completed our youth poverty survey last year have experienced food insecurity in the last two years? And that despite that high number, only 12% had actually accessed food relief from a food bank or charity?

Bendigo Foodshare wants to change that – and that’s why we’ve launched a new project, YouFoods. Across 2021, we’ll work with local agencies, organisations and schools at a grassroots level to tackle youth food insecurity, and create engaging and relatable food relief initiatives to break barriers, grow awareness and skills and uphold dignity.