Introducing Digital Digest
New research by the Food Foundation has shown that during the Coronavirus crisis, more than 200,000 children are skipping meals because families don’t have enough food during the lockdown.
In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children in London aged 16 or under were living in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 qualify for the government food voucher scheme during the pandemic, meaning at least 200,000 may go hungry. This figure is likely to be higher due to rising unemployment and loss of self-employment income.
We feel that during this crisis it’s important to bring all of the issues and opinions surrounding food insecurity into the spotlight. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming to launch ‘Digital Digest’ – a series of blogs and free webinars bringing together leaders from across the food industry to discuss ways in which we can tackle food insecurity and champion children’s right to food.