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Hunger Bonds: Food Banks, Families and the Feeding of Poverty

Project description

The connection between food donations and demand

Food banks are one of the fastest-growing charitable industries in Europe. In the past 20 years, food banks have emerged as a key response to the growing problems of poverty and food inequality. The spread of food banks is also a result of the commodification of social assistance and a warning that poverty prevention measures need improvement. The EU-funded HUNG project will investigate the situation in the United Kingdom – a country where the demand for emergency food parcels is growing. The project will use quantitative analysis and ethnography to investigate the relationship between food donations and demand. The results will benefit both academics, policymakers and the relief agencies fighting poverty in Europe.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 212 933,76