Vulnerability to food insecurity since the COVID-19 lockdown

On the 11th April 2020, we reported the results of our YouGov survey which found that more than three million people reported going hungry in the first three weeks of the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown. This report from Dr Rachel Loopstra, King’s College London, explores what is driving hunger in the population at this time, asking, has the COVID-19 lockdown exacerbated food insecurity among those who regularly struggle to afford enough food, created new economic vulnerability on account of loss of work and income and the loss of free school meals for children, or created new vulnerability because people are self-isolating and unable to get the food they need?

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