Food aid and ‘Blessing Boxes’ a lifeline for jobless Australians

All over Australia, people have lost their jobs or faced reduced working hours because of the coronavirus.

The government’s financial support packages have helped some, but others are still unable to afford essentials – such as food.

In response to the crisis, community organisations have set up food pantries and emergency centres to make sure no-one goes hungry during COVID-19.

In this video report, Ashlea Wheeler of the University of Technology Sydney, investigates how food aid services have developed during the pandemic, and who is seeking their help.