Social supermarkets have emerged in the last five years in Britain as a new form of organisational response to addressing food poverty/food insecurity.
What are social supermarkets?
Where are they found in Britain?
What are the key elements?
How are they different from food banks?
What are the risks and challenges they face?
What are the benefits and shortcomings of this approach to tackling food poverty and food waste?
Our research provides the first systematic exploration of social supermarkets in Britain.
THE HARD TRUTH
8.4 million food insecure in the UK
(The Food Foundation, 2016)
Over 2000 food banks across Britain
(IFAN, 2017 )
Around 10 million tonnes of food wasted post farm-gate in the UK every year