Citizens relying on food charity tell us what they really want from food.
7th February 2022
As concerns over the cost of living reach fever pitch, family finances are more precariously balanced than ever. For too many people, healthy food is out of reach – and the cost of living crisis is making it worse. Food, and assumptions about the need to keep food ‘cheap’, have become embedded in public discourse.
But who really benefits when food is cheap? And what kind of food are we feeding those who are most vulnerable in our society?
Due to be published this week, our latest report Hungry for Health: what citizens want from food, sets out to understand better how people make decisions about food by talking to some of those who exemplify the very people cheap food is supposed to help - people forced to make a decision between the food they want and the food they can get.