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ENUF Briefing 3: Surplus food distribution

The third in a series of briefs based on the findings of the recently published comparative book The Rise of Food Charity in Europe, this brief sets out findings relating the role of surplus food redistribution in food charity systems...

ENUF Briefing 2: The relationship between food charity and changing welfare states across Europe

The second in a series of briefs based on the findings of the recently published comparative book The Rise of Food Charity in Europe, this brief sets out findings relating to what, if any, relationship there is between the changing...

ENUF Briefing: What is food charity in Europe?

This research brief is the first in a series which set out key findings from the recently published book The Rise of Food Charity in Europe. This first brief sets out what food charity looks like across Europe. Drawing on data from seven...

Vulnerability to food insecurity since the COVID-19 lockdown – preliminary report

On the 11th April 2020, the Food Foundation reported the results of their commissioned YouGov survey which found that more than three million people reported going hungry in the first three weeks of the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown.1 This report...

The rise of hunger among low-income households: an analysis of the risks of food insecurity between 2004 and 2016 in a population-based study of UK adults

People who are food insecure do not have enough to eat or are uncertain they will always have enough to eat because of a lack of financial resources.

Some food insecure people use food banks but many do not....

Measuring household food insecurity in the UK and why we MUST do it

We currently have no way of knowing how many people in the UK are too poor to eat.

The UK government currently does not measure household food insecurity, also called food poverty. Food insecurity is when an individual or household has...

Too poor to eat: Food insecurity in the UK

Being food secure means being sure of your ability to secure, at all times, enough food of sufficient quality and quantity, to allow you to stay healthy and participate in society. Food insecurity is defined as:

Limited or uncertain...

Household Food Insecurity: The missing data

The rapid rise in demand for food aid, as reflected in routine data collected on food bank usage in the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, has raised questions about how many people face insecure access to food and experience periods of going...

Time to count the hungry

The case for a standard measure of household food insecurity in the UK

In 2014 in the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the world, 14% of households, comprising 48.1 million people, were ‘food insecure’, meaning they had...

USDA Economic Research Service

Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.

ERS plays a leading role in Federal research on food security and food security measurement in U.S. households and communities and provides...

FAO Food Insecurity Experience Scale Reports

The Voices of the Hungry project has developed the Food Insecurity Experience Scale, a new metric for household and individual food insecurity.

It brings us a step closer to hearing the voices of the people who struggle every day to have...

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