Food or rent – you choose…
For thousands of South Australians, this is their ‘new normal’. People who’ve never had to ask for anything are coming to us for help to feed themselves and their families.
The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey shines a light on those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 economic downturn – low-wage workers, women and young people.1
In Baptist Care SA services, over the past four months, demand for emergency relief and basic necessities has increased 700%.2
Steve* is 23 years old and has been living and studying in Adelaide for the last three years. His casual job in hospitality vanished with COVID-19 restrictions. Since then he has been struggling to pay his bills and keep a roof over his head.
“The guys at WestCare are awesome, they have been helping me find affordable housing and giving me food vouchers so I can buy food.”
Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre is open six days a week and receives no government funding. It relies on the generosity of our donors to continue its vital services.
Let’s continue to respond as a community and stand together with the record numbers of South Australians who need our help right now.
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Together, we can change lives.
Thank you for caring.
1HILDA Survey Reports, University of Melbourne
2In February 58 people came to us for Emergency Food Relief, in July the number was 406
3Not her real name