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Anti-Poverty Week: Union Food Bank

DESPITE two decades of economic growth, one in four Australians live in low economic resourced situations, with one in 10 Australians live in actual poverty; often suffering in silence. In the last 12 months organisations such as the Tasmanian Food Bank have seen an increase of 11% in food related assistance requests and are often unable to service this increase.

With job cuts or perhaps a wage freeze looming, it could be a tough time for even more Tasmanians. Couple this with Federal measures to reduce benefits and our state’s high unemployment; it’s likely that poverty will impact on more and more people around Tasmania.

Help United Voice’s  Union Food Bank by donating canned goods ahead of Anti-Poverty week as we collect for Tasmania’s Foodbank and raise awareness of the rising number of Tasmanians living in poverty.

Also come to the United Voice Anti-Poverty Week breakfast on Parliament Lawns at 7.30am on October 17 –we’d love to see you there!

Please RSVP to United Voice by COB on October 9 to tas@unitedvoice.org.au  or call 6220 3222. You can also bring your donation along to this event.

Delegates, if you want to collect canned goods in your workplace, please find a collection point poster below to alert your colleagues.

anti-poverty week poster 2014_1

 

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