More than $800,000 still needed to help stop hunger

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Oxfam International aid agency Oxfam Australia is appealing to Australians to dig deep ahead of tax time so it can reach its target of almost $2 million to help stop hunger.

Oxfam launched its Stop Hunger Appeal last month and still needs more than $800,000 to reach its target by the end of the financial year.

More than $800,000 still needed to help stop hunger: Oxfam International aid agency Oxfam Australia is appealing to Australians to dig deep ahead of tax time so it can reach its target of almost $2 million to help stop hunger.

Oxfam works in countries like Timor-Leste, where families regularly experience food shortages for two to three months during the “hungry season”.

Oxfam launched its Stop Hunger Appeal last month and still needs more than $800,000 to reach its target by the end of the financial year.

Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andrew Hewett said the agency relies on support from everyday Australians. “Your donation helps us to work with people in East Timor to grow more food and provide their children with a more nutritious diet,” Mr Hewett said.

Oxfam’s Stop Hunger Appeal is being supported by the acclaimed chef and author Kylie Kwong.

“I passionately believe that by providing people with the skills and knowledge to grow and prepare nutritious food, we can stop hunger.

“Oxfam Australia is helping children eat a healthy balanced diet, and helping local farmers and fishermen generate an income so that they can provide for their families,” Ms Kwong said.

Supporters of the appeal can access a free recipe from Kylie Kwong’s upcoming book It Tastes Better available from the Oxfam website.

The campaign is asking supporters to:

  •     Make a donation online,
  •     Join and share it on Facebook, or
  •     Follow the campaign on Twitter and ReTweet using #stophungerappeal.

What Oxfam is doing with your money

Oxfam is helping communities, families and children avoid hunger by providing:

  •     Better nutrition - with vegetables and seeds parents can ensure their children have a balanced diet
  •     Improved health - through support and nutrition training from local Health Officers
  •     Income generation - by training families in farming techniques they can increase their yields and sell surplus vegetables at markets

Oxfam Australia needs more donations to help reach its target.

Find out more or make a donation by visiting http://www.oxfam.org.au

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