This week we are marking Anti-Poverty Week.
In spite of 25 years of economic growth, poverty levels in Australia haven’t reduced in over a decade. Three million Australians live below the poverty line and Victoria has the highest level of child poverty in the country, at 18.6%.
Every day people come to us because they are struggling to put food on the table, pay their energy bills or keep a roof over their heads. Last year we were called on more than 200,000 times to provide support to the vulnerable and marginalised in our community.
There are a number of ways you can get involved this Anti-Poverty Week:
- Attend an event near you
- Support campaigns calling for more social housing and raising the rate of income support.
- Sign up to collect non-perishable food that will be given to families this Christmas
- Raise these issues with candidates in your local area before the 24 November State election.
- Make a donation that we can use where it is most needed
You can read more on the website about our activities and advocacy to end poverty.