According to a report released by Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service on June 7, one in four Australians struggle to purchase groceries, or cover the costs of bills, due to the ever-rising cost of everyday living.

In the eyes of Craig Budden, centre manager for one of the Hunter’s three BaptistCare HopeStreet locations, that percentage is simply “too high”.

Craig spoke recently with The Newcastle Herald and shared with them that "we have days where we provide breakfasts for people and there is no room in our venues anymore. It’s at the point where we’re providing breads and staples and we’re having to limit that so that we can spread it across more households.”


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