The AIP have been running the annual Hamper Packing Program for over 10 years and this year we invite everyone to get behind a virtual edition to ensure that we are still helping people in need at Christmas Time. During COVID-19, Foodbank has scaled up and adapted its service to meet the changing needs of the evolving circumstances. COVID-19 is having a profound effect on every aspect of people’s lives, so it is not surprising that it is impacting the food security of Australians. Charities have seen a significant increase in the frequency of demand for food relief. In 2019, 15% of Australians experiencing food insecurity were seeking food relief at least once a week. In 2020, this has doubled to 31% and the 2020 Foodbank Hunger Report has indicated that 35% of insecure Australian are unsure or don’t believe they will cope when Government support is rolled back.
Moving the Ladies Pack to a virtual program that everyone can get involved in across Australia is just one small way we can contribute.
How to get involved with the Virtual Ladies Pack Program?
We have created a program that you can undertake in the comfort of your own home from today.
We would encourage you to start purchasing the items now, collect some shoes boxes and make up as many Ladies Packs as you would like now.
- If you are based in Queensland you will have the option of dropping them off – as a drive by – to a collection point, or send them to the AIP Offices.
- If you are based interstate you can either ship the packs to the AIP office (34 Lawson St, Oxley, QLD, 4075), or simply donate funds towards the packs.
- If you would prefer to simply donate some funds towards a Ladies Pack then please reach out and let us know. Phone +61 (0)7 3278 4490 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org