YOUNG central Victorians have the chance to share their experiences of food poverty to help Foodshare advocate for support.
The food poverty support service has opened the region's first youth food poverty survey to gather data on young people's experiences.
Foodshare ambassador Khayshie Tilak Ramesh said the organisation lacked data around this niche area.
Ms Tilak Ramesh said data would help Foodshare advocate for more support for young people when it came to food poverty.
She said the questions were mainly about perceptions of food poverty, and where young people were going for support.
We're proud to partner with @YObendigo and @BSA_Bendigo to launch Central Victoria's first youth food poverty survey - YouFood Insights!— Bendigo Foodshare (@BgoFoodshare) July 19, 2020
If you're aged 16-24, jump online to share your experience affording groceries! Take the survey: https://t.co/UtnYQyZXw6pic.twitter.com/ToG64bgMpM
"We just want to capture a good snapshot of the ages within that group, but also what sort of attitudes [they have]," she said.
"The primary purpose is to find out what the perspectives are at the moment of our youth in central Vic.
"A lot of people don't realise you don't have to be in complete dire straits to access food relief."
Ms Tilak Ramesh said information about support needs and attitudes would help Foodshare tailor future programs.
"I would encourage all youth across central Victoria to take a look at [the survey], and make sure they're plugging it to their friends, because data is power," she said.
Anyone aged from 16 to 24 can take the Foodshare youth food poverty survey.
Take the survey before August 9 at: loom.ly/zOgVeUU
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