We are working with the Newham Food Alliance to develop a network of Affordable Food Clubs across the borough. These settings provide nutritious food at a significantly reduced price, alongside wider support. The photo above shows the Food Club run by the Stratford Salvation Army and the East Ham Project. You can find out more about these clubs and how to access them here.
Levels of local food insecurity
According to the University of Sheffield’s research into local food insecurity of adults (Jan 2021), in Newham:
- 2.83% of adults suffered from hunger
- 17.35% struggled to access food
- 16.56% 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.