Desperate Aussies turn to Foodbank

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50,000 desperate Aussies turning to Foodbank as people being to feel cost of living pressures. What will happen when people start losing jobs and interest rates return to normal?


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  1. Baby-boomer from Europe .. grew up with real hunger .. vegetarian for 45 still healthy been to doctors only ten times regretted five .. I do not take any drugs legal or illegal .. no smoking no alcohol .. no flu for past 35yrs .. no flu injections ever .. including for the c-scam .. on an age pension .. I cook a pot of sauce .. apply it to various vegetable and lentils / beans / legumes .. I have found cold weather is beneficial for health .. I live in the Blue Mountains and do not use heaters .. shivering is good for the immune-system .. hunger is also beneficial .. I have fasted for up to two weeks .. most hunger is psychological .. MSG is not dangerous .. EAT TO LIVE .. NOT .. LIVE TO EAT .. when my parents and I came to Australia we were ridiculed for gathering wild plants for food .. in particular dandelion .. and eating garlic .. F.F .. who's laughing now .. one's body is a vehicle .. neglect it / abuse it .. just like a car .. it will break-down

  2. I have an issue with having to drive. In my experience. If you are poor you usually can't afford a car. In the past, when I couldn't afford a car I walked, rode a bike and caught public transport. The people who can't drive are missing out in this service. They probably need it most.

  3. Get yourself some alternate methods of cooking, like equipment for a firepit, some spare gas for the BBQ.

    Things are gonna get bad I think, find any method to fend for yourself you can afford or scrounge

  4. Unfortunately I know some disgusting people who go for handouts whilst earning big money, $180k+ with no debts, so no excuses. Just wish they would check to make sure they are actually giving to the needy.

  5. I’ve never had need to access a food bank although I could get food from my family if was desperate.

    I can see more arrests of people trying to enjoy a succulent chinese meal. 😉

  6. I started with 4 sheep in 2019… now have 25 and quite a few have landed in the freezer… got 10 more to eat this year… if it gets to expensive I will just have to live on sheep😅

  7. This didn't happen back in the 80s, the reason being my mother who was on a widow's pension with us still young didn't really get any help. But my sister was telling me a few weeks ago she was doing some volunteering at a food charity place a year ago and was disgusted that a European woman comes there every week has a brand new expensive car wears well-off clothes and gets free food and pushes other people out the way when my sister inquired about it a woman that worked there told her yea there is nothing we can do about it, now that's disgusting and greedy.

  8. These people are funny i remember the 16.5% Keating era lol and they in food banks getting food at 《3% this younger generation is fiscally irresponsible and know nothing of bad times cuz they been silver spoon fed in the golden era off the back of hard working boomers they don't know what its like hahaha I find it hilarious every time I read these types of news brings a smile to my face ear to ear cuz these clowns I tell em stories of the past and they like what would u know u old fart LOL I guess its their turn now lol

  9. In the 80s after my father passed away, we did it pretty hard, it was the bare necessities, but my mother was bought up in the great depression and was also an orphan. she knew how to budget, we always had food but you had to cook it from scratch, meat and veggies for dinner, eggs on toast or we made hot hand-cut chips if we wanted a snack, we had ham once a fortnight, it was a luxury to buy a sausage roll every now and again, she just did the best she could with the little amount of money she had, we didn't have a car she didn't drive, but we were skinny but so fit and healthy we either walked or caught a bus or train still, a long walk to catch transport, as I said it was tough and sometimes damn depressing when we were just starting our teens but it taught us to be strong when things like this happen, it's called go back to basics

  10. Yep that is how bad it is getting. Just wait till you see food being dumped, because the people producing it, ain"t getting paid enough for it. All while people are starving.
    Sometimes Heise, you can just have a crappy poor paying job, and not making enough. Look at the price of rents…Criminal.

  11. I was a homeless teenager and was able to get one food voucher once per week. All I had was cloths being worn and a couple of spares in my bag, that's it. From this experience I have always managed money carefully and now married (26yrs) we only live on one income even though we are a dual income household only working part-time by choice for about the past 6yrs. We know people who earn double or more than us yet complain about not being able to go out or not having enough money or have bare cupboards. Our pantry is and has always been full while raising our two children. We always make our own food from scratch and vary rarely if ever buy processed food, and our now adult children do the same. If we needed to cut back at any stage we would evaluate the unnecessary or luxury items in our lives and cut it out. Example: when our oldest went to private high school we sold our beloved Patrol as we couldn't really afford to use it anymore as we are campers and love 4x4ing. It was a tough choice but it had to go and bought a normal car that was far cheaper to run and maintain. We constantly evaluate our budget about every three months and on the run to keep an eye on any unwanted fat. In the Foodbank clip just look at the type of cars being driven. I wonder how many have loans on these? Probably a high percentage. Sell the car and get rid of the loan and buy a car that is affordable to leave money to fill the pantry and/or pay bills instead of loan repayment or maybe if a 2nd car is parked in the driveway is it really needed? Perhaps catching public transport maybe an option if you have access, if so sell the additional car. Another detail often overlooked can be subscriptions, i.e streaming channels, etc. Is it really needed? Write down each monthly expense and you'll be amazed at just where your money goes and how much fat can be trimmed. Are those luxuries wanted or necessary?

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