Foodbank has announced an ongoing partnership with Optus that will help provide support to needy families.

Foodbank will deliver 30,000 meals to vulnerable families over the festive season by joining with the telco.

According to the Foodbank Hunger Report 2017, 3.6 million Australians experienced food insecurity at least once in the last year.

Nearly half of food insecure Australians are employed and 81 per cent of the people Foodbank provides hunger relief to are from low-income families.

Customers can show their support at any Yes Optus Store by rounding up their final bill, or purchasing a Foodbank gift card, with 100 per cent of all donations and purchases going to Foodbank Australia.

This week, Foodbank launched the partnership by joining forces with over 100 Optus staff to pack more than 500 hampers for vulnerable families.