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Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Hannah Lambie-Mumford


Drawing on empirical research with the UK’s two largest charitable food organisations, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming food insecurity. As the welfare state withdraws, leaving food banks to protect the most vulnerable, the author questions the sustainability of this system and asks where responsibility lies – in practice and in theory – for ensuring everyone can realise their human right to food. The book argues that effective, policy-driven solutions require a clear rights-based framework, which enables a range of ... More

Keywords: Food banks, charitable emergency food provision, surplus food redistribution, food poverty, food insecurity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447328285
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Lambie-Mumford, author
University of Sheffield