We are supporting Affordable Food Clubs to provide nutritious food at an affordable price for households who might otherwise be at risk of hunger. We are also working with the local Gleaning Network to access locally grown fruit and vegetables which may otherwise go to waste.
Affordable Food Clubs in this area include Still Good Food in Bury St Edmunds and Great Barton.
Levels of local food insecurity
According to the University of Sheffield’s research into local food insecurity of adults (Jan 2021), in Bury St Edmunds:
- 1.79% of adults suffered from hunger
- 7.46% struggled to access food
- 10.02% worried about not having enough food
About this research:
The University of Sheffield have published statistics of UK adult food insecurity at Local Authority scale. You can view the map of measures of food insecurity here.
Hungry is defined as having skipped food for a whole day or more in the previous month or indicated they were hungry but not eaten because they could not afford or get access to food.
Struggle is defined as a positive response to at least one of the following:
- Sought help accessing food
- Skipped or shrank meal
- Gave a reason for not having enough food
Worry is defined as choosing very worried or fairly worried about getting food.