During Anti-Poverty Week Wellington’s Cactus Café is supporting the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW’s ‘Cost of a Coffee’ appeal.
From the October 16-22, Vinnies NSW is calling on coffee lovers to donate the cost of a coffee.
Across Australia more than 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line, struggling to make ends meet, Vinnies reports.
Every night more than 100,000 people experiencing homelessness are sleeping in unsuitable conditions and the numbers are growing.
“Homelessness and poverty isn’t just about those who are visibly struggling on the streets, it also affects women fleeing domestic violence and living in hostels, children whose parents are living in a car, those suffering from ongoing health problems, and many more,” Vinnies NSW CEO Jack de Groot said.
“I encourage everyone to visit local participating coffee shops and donate, as the cost of just one coffee fix could feed someone struggling to afford basics like a nutritious dinner.”