FareShare today welcomes the Trussell Trust’s report on food insecurity and the use of food banks in the UK. The report, commissioned by the Trussell Trust and carried out by the University of Oxford, found that people referred to foodbanks face extreme financial insecurity and are struggling with rising food and housing costs.
The research also finds that half of households referred to foodbanks include a disabled person, while mental health problems affect people in 1 in 3 households.
FareShare Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell, said: “Trussell Trust are to be congratulated on an extremely thorough piece of research that clearly outlines the scale of food insecurity in the UK – and the impact it can have on so many lives.”
FareShare currently provide 209 community cafes with good quality surplus food. Like food banks, these cafes offer people experiencing hunger or food insecurity the chance to enjoy a nutritious healthy meal for a small fee or no cost.