UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE

THE BARRIERS DRIVING FOOD INSECURITY IN THE PILBARA

UP TO 36% OF AUSTRALIANS EXPERIENCE FOOD INSECURITY*

*REGIONAL WEST AUSTRALIANS ARE A THIRD MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE FOOD INSECURITY THAN THOSE LIVING IN METROPOLITAN AREAS.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

Food insecurity is recognised as a precursor to many chronic diseases and has profound impacts on people's mental, social and emotional wellbeing.

The social impacts of a system that fails to meet family’s basic food needs are profound and reach across generations. Food insecurity can have far reaching consequences for the individual and the whole community.

WHY WAS ROEBOURNE THE IDEAL PILOT SITE?

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UNRELIABLE & INACCESSIBLE

The situation faced by the Roebourne community demonstrates that commercial grocery stores are not always a reliable or accessible food source in remote areas.

HEAVILY INFLATED PRICES

In order to generate a profit they often offer low-quality products at heavily inflated prices, which are unaffordable for many customers.

NO DIGNITY OF CHOICE

In Australia efforts to address food insecurity are largely met by the charitable food system and demand on these services to provide emergency food relief is growing. These services can make people feel disempowered, ashamed and offer no dignity of choice when it comes to selecting foods for their family.

Foundation Food acknowledges the Ngarluma and Yinjibarndi people of the Western Pilbara, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and country.

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