In a remote town in Western Australia, a not-for-profit supermarket in the Pilbara town of Roebourne has changed the way residents access food.
The social enterprise model provides the community with consistent access to cheap groceries.
Operated by Foundation Food, the Ieramugadu store has sold 6 tonnes of donated produce since opening late last year.
Foundation Food project lead Abby Phillis said people living in the state’s north-west were often dealing with poor access to basic goods.
“In West Australia, regional locals are a third more likely to experience food insecurity than those living in metropolitan areas and basic groceries can cost as much as 120 per cent more,” she said.
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