Food poverty, food insecurity: useful info

note: Our blogposts on this topic are here.

Age UK (2011) Living on a low income in later life

All-Party Parliamentary Group (2013-14): Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain

Birmingham Food Council (2015) Food insecurity in Birmingham — A city-level response

Cooper, Niall et al (2014) Below the breadline: The relentless rise of food poverty in Britain. Oxfam, Church Action on Poverty and the Trussell Trust

Cooper, Niall et al (2013) Walking the breadline: The scandal of food poverty in 21st century Britain. Oxfam, Church Action on Poverty, the Trussell Trust

Dowler, et al (2011) Thinking about food security; Engaging with UK consumers. Critical Public Health Vol 21, Issue 4

Fabian Society Commission on Food & Poverty; see their interim report A recipe for inequality (March 2015)

Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Voices of the Hungry: Methods for estimating comparable prevalence rates of food insecurity experienced by adults throughout the world. Technical Report Number 1/August 2016. United Nations

Food Foundation (2016) Too poor to eat: Food insecurity in the UK

Greater London Authority (2013) Child Hunger in London: Understanding Food Poverty in the Capital

Griffith, Rachel (IFS research project, various dates, various co-authors): Microanalysis of prices, food and nutrition research project publications.

Institute of Fiscal Studies (2015) Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. (For the press release, see here.)

Lambie Mumford, Hannah (2015) Addressing food poverty in the UK: Charity, rights and welfare. SPERI Paper No 18.

Lambie Mumford et al (2014) Household Food Security in the UK: A review of food aid (research commissioned and funded by DEFRA though ‘does not necessarily reflect DEFRA policy or opinions‘)

Loopstra, Rachel et al (2015) Austerity. sanctions and the rise of food banks in the UK. British Medical Journal. BMJ 2015;350:h1775

MacLeod, Mary Anne (2015) Making connections: A study of emergency food aid in Scotland. The Poverty Alliance.

Oxfam (2013) Behind the brands: Food justice and the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies

Peachey, Smith & Sharma (2012) Families in need of food parcels — the food poverty crisis unwrapped. Barnardos

Riches, Graham (2014) First world hunger revisited: Food charity or right to food? Palgrave Macmillan

Shaw, Hillary (2012) Food access, diet and health in the UK: an empirical study of Birmingham. British Food Journal, Vol 114, Issue 4.

Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission: State of the Nation 2014. HMSO

Trussell Trust National data collection system

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Information about local food banks, where they are, providers, etc:

Fare Share: Where to find us

Food Cycle: Locations

Midland Langar Seva Society

Muslim Food Programme

Trussell Trust: Find your nearest foodbank

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Sources of info internationally and from other countries:

Feeding America Hunger and Poverty Statistics

Food Banks Canada Hunger Count Report (produced annually)

UN Food & Agriculture Organization (annual report) The state of food insecurity in the world