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Food Foundation researching scale of hardship among families

8th Apr 2020 - 10:38
food foundation coronavirus impact on families survey
Food policy charity The Food Foundation is asking for catering industry operators and suppliers to help it research the scale of problems facing low income and vulnerable families as a result of the impact of the coronavirus.

And the call for help has been echoed by PSC 100 Group chairman Andy Jones, who has written to members asking them to consider helping by answering the Food Foundation’s survey questions.

Executive director Anna Taylor said: “You will have seen media coverage of stories that feature panic buying, food bank shortages, charities supplying food parcels to vulnerable groups and the increases in people applying for welfare support.

“We urgently need your help please to get a more comprehensive view of how all of our communities are being affected by the disruption and demands on our food supplies.

“It is vital that Government and those groups trying to deliver food aid are able to develop a clearer understanding of what help and support is needed on a local, regional and national scale.

“We are gathering information from all over the UK to send to the Food Foundation who have been collating data into regular updates for government agencies to support strategies and planning that will help keep our vulnerable groups food secure during this national crisis. Whatever insights you are able to share will be really helpful.”

To access the survey visit:


Written by
David Foad