“I don’t want my children to worry about how I’m going to pay bills, or how I am going to feed them.” – Louise A mum of four children aged 20, 17, 13 and 10, Louise lost her husband two years ago. He’d been unable to work since having a heart attack in 2009, and […]
“Food became a luxury as every dollar was going towards keeping a roof over our heads” – Amanda Imagine not having food to feed your 4-year-old daughter. Amanda was excited by the prospect of building a new life in the country and a better future for her daughter Emily, when her partner was transferred to […]
“I cry myself to sleep worrying about what I am going to feed my kids.” – Anna, a mum in crisis in country Victoria Overnight, Anna lost everything: her marriage, her home and her livelihood. She never thought it could happen to her. Anna, a mother to Eva, 6, and Olivia, 8, lives in a small […]
I first heard about Foodbank when I was working with Home Economics Victoria. I was working on a healthy eating and food literacy initiative and as part of that we looked into the breakfast program that was run here at Foodbank Victoria – it really interested us.
I started off my career in journalism, working on metropolitan newspapers around Melbourne and after that I went into PR, doing a lot of crisis management. One day I had a bit of an epiphany – I always liked to write about social justice and so it was while I was doing a series on homeless youth that I came across an organisation called Sacred Heart Mission.
I always wanted to do something a bit more meaningful. I went back to study logistics and supply chain management. A job opportunity came up at Foodbank and that’s how I joined. It’s been five years now.