SABCA EC has decided to be partnering with FoodBank SA to support eliminate hunger in South Australia. I have visited FoodBank warehouse and head office and get opportunity to observe the huge humanitarian activities of FoodBank. FoodBank will provide food support to Bangladeshi Community too if requested.
We are living in Australia permanently, our kids are born and brought up here, Australia is our country now. We have responsibility to our neighbours, to Australian Mainstream Community. We can not live a happy life when our neighbour is in hunger.
Are there really hungry people in South Australia? Yes, there are, but hunger is largely a hidden social problem and many of its victims suffer in silence. Each month, approximately 102,718 South Australians experience food insecurity with one third of them being children. The prices of essentials like food, health, education, housing, utilities and transport have climbed so much in recent years that people who are already struggling are susceptible to sudden bill shock and financial disadvantage. The current economic climate means people are turning to charity who would never have dreamed of seeking such support in the past. So it’s not just traditionally vulnerable groups such as the homeless seeking food relief, but also the aged, single parents and the working poor. (Information Source: FoodBank Annual Report 2016-17)
FoodBank is the largest hunger relief organisation in South Australia.Last year alone,FoodBank South Australia provided enough food for more than 34,00,000( Thirty Four Lacs) meals. FoodBank is supporting 400+ Schools for Free Breakfast Program for School Students.They have distributed 10,43,550(Ten Lac Forty Three Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty) Breakfast last year.
SABCA is going to organise an Afternoon Tea Party to raise fund for FoodBank as per following schedule:
- Date : Sunday,09 September 2018
- Time : 04PM-06PM
- Venue: Goodwood Primary School,140 Goodwood Road,Goodwood,SA 5034
You are requested to response the humanitarian appeal and donate any amount to Donation Box ,Please make the donation by your kids to grow habit of donation if possible. You may wish to transfer donation to SABCA Bank Account:
- Account Name: South Australian Bangladeshi Community Association,
- Account Number :
- BSB : 035 041
- Account No. 164 570
- Westpac Bank
- (Please write ‘FoodBank’ in description)
You may bring one dish to share with other attendees. Please feel free to contact with me on 0422 455 704 or Asad on 0469 207 298 or any EC Member for further information. Your small contribution may bring smile back to a family, please come forward and help. Please see the attached comments of a FoodBank Pop Up Attendee,
“I FEEL LIKE CRYING BECAUSE OF THE GENEROSITY OF FOODBANK.THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART…..I WILL SLEEP TONIGHT BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE EATEN.”