The growth of emergency food provision to children | CPAG

The growth of emergency food provision to children

Date: 
01 October 2017
Issue: 
Poverty 158 (Autumn 2017)

In 2016/17, Trussell Trust food banks provided 436,938 food parcels to children. The increasing use of food projects by children, together with evidence on the rising levels of food insecurity, has drawn attention to the level of hunger experienced by families with children across the UK. Hannah Lambie-Mumford reviews the research and suggests what the policy response should be.

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