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Monday, July 15, 2024

Locals turn out for budget bites

PLENTY of Cairns locals and community organisations got involved in the annual Anti-Poverty Week Budget Bites Challenge recently held by Centacare FNQ.

Budget Bites is part of Anti-Poverty Week and aims to provide information to the community on affordable meal options.

Hosted by Centacare FNQ and sponsored by Cairns Safer Streets and The Energy and Water Ombudsman Qld, the event saw teams from various organisations in Cairns come together to tackle the challenge of preparing a meal on a limited budget.

The rising cost of living has been identified as a key factor in our region’s food security, which mean more people are forgoing meals to address other living costs.

There was a great turnout from organisations including, Mission Australia, Safer Streets, Harbrow Mentoring, UnitingCare and the Salvation Army.

Centacare FNQ executive director Anita Veivers said this year’s event was a massive success and it is only growing stronger.

“Anti-Poverty Week really does provide information to people about poverty and increases awareness on its impacts,” she said.

“The event continues to be success with more people attending and raising awareness locally each year.”

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Cairns library trail and Council calls for Australia Day nominations.

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