Government slashes charity Foodbank’s funding by half

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A food charity says a federal government funding cut will put in danger its ability to get essential items to needy Australians.

  • AAP – SBS

A charity feeding 710,000 Australians every month says the federal government has cut its budget almost in half just weeks before Christmas.

Foodbank says funding for its Key Staples program, which makes sure essential supplies like rice, bread and vegetables get to hungry people, will drop from $750,000 to $427,000.

“We are dumbfounded,” Foodbank chief executive Brianna Casey said.

“This funding program enables us to leverage an…

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