Coalition cuts funding for Foodbank charity by $323,000 a year

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Foodbank chief executive says she can’t understand the move, which she says will harm drought affected families relying on the charity

Australia’s largest food charity has called out the government for slashing its funding for a key program by almost half just six weeks from Christmas, a situation it says “beggars belief”.

Foodbank helps provide pantry essentials to more than 710,000 Australians impacted by natural disasters or economic hardships through its Key Staples program, which sees the organisation work with manufacturers, suppliers and transporters to provide rice, flour, cereals and canned goods to 2,600 charities and 1,750 schools around the country.

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