Food insecurity in South-Western Sydney

A significant percentage of our population is food insecure, with Indigenous Australians unfortunately over-represented. Factors contributing to this include low incomes, inadequate cooking facilities, difficult access to major retail areas, fewer food choices in local stores and poor knowledge of nutrition.

Fortunately there are a number of local initiatives being implemented which aim to tackle these issues.

The photos here  shine light on the positive steps being undertaken to improve health outcomes at a community centre and health facility in South Western Sydney. Locals are encouraged to learn how to grow their own food in the community garden. Produce is then used in the on-site community kitchen where nutrition is discussed candidly, healthy recipes are agreed upon and a delicious meal is cooked and enjoyed by all.