Thousands in Western Australia denied food as Foodbank struggles to meet demand - Pamela Medlen for ABC News

15 October 2014

Thousands of West Australians seeking food from Foodbank, half of them children, are being turned away due to a lack of provisions.

Foodbank WA chief executive Greg Hebble said its 2014 Hunger Report released today showed they were turning away 8,800 people a month. The charity provides food for more than 51,000 people in the state every month. But Mr Hebble said demand for food relief had climbed 15 per cent in the past year with low income families the hardest hit.

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