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

Publication date: 
April 2020

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 explores what is driving hunger in the population at this time, asking, has the COVID-19 lockdown exacerbated food insecurity among those who regularly struggle to afford enough food, created new economic vulnerability on account of loss of work and income and the loss of free school meals for children, or created new vulnerability because people are self-isolating and unable to get the food they need?