Families at Foodbanks Roundtable Event

In 2016, anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust and Dr Rachel Loopstra, King’s College London & the University of Oxford, published Financial insecurity, food insecurity, and disability, the most wide-ranging research on UK hunger to date. The report identified that lone parents and their children constitute the largest number of people receiving help from foodbanks.

Dr Loopstra is now publishing a new briefing paper (as a 3-part series with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute) that further analyses why families find themselves facing hunger and referred to foodbanks.

We would be delighted if you or a colleague could join us on 27 March 2018 to discuss all three SPERI briefing papers and how their findings can help us develop a policy environment that will prevent families from becoming locked into poverty. RSVP here.


Garry Lemon, Head of External Affairs at The Trussell Trust, will chair the session.

Dr Rachel Loopstra, Lecturer in Nutrition and ESRC Research Fellow at Kings College London, will present her 2016-17 research and 2018 briefing paper into families using foodbanks across Britain.

Dr Rebecca O’Connell, Reader in the Sociology of Food and Families at UCL, will present the second briefing paper: Families and Food in Hard Times: rising food poverty and the importance of children’s experiences.

A Question and Answer section will follow.

RSVP here.

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