4

A large amount of edible food is wasted by households (corresponding to unsustainable behaviours) that could potentially be diverted to food banks. I am interested in the potential of people who could be served by surplus food. Aside this background, are there any recent studies on the number of people worldwide who depend on food donations?

  • 2
    Could you give some context on how this is about sustainable living, rather than politics? – Flyto Jun 1 '15 at 12:36
  • A large amount of edible food is wasted by households (representing an unsustainable lifestyle) that could potentially be diverted to food banks. I am interested in the potential of people served by surplus food. – orschiro Jun 1 '15 at 14:07
  • 3
    food banks are generally not set up to accept perishable items. This is a shame for the recipients, who don't get enough fresh unprocessed food as a result, and for the waste of all that perishable material. – Kate Gregory Jun 3 '15 at 18:37
  • Yes, you're right under current legislation. My estimate would be a possible scenario. – orschiro Jun 4 '15 at 12:04
-4

This article is from april 2015, it says that more than 1 million people used food banks, but that is not the same as being complete depended to food banks, hopes it helps a little More than 1 million people used food banks last year

  • 3
    No, that's not what the article says. The whole article is about how the evidence does not support the claim that more than 1 million people used food banks. – EnergyNumbers Sep 2 '16 at 10:00
  • 1
    The linked article is interesting, but I agree with EnergyNumbers. In the article DEFRA is quoted: "It is impossible at present to give an accurate estimate of the numbers of people fed by food aid providers in the UK, in total or on a regular basis (monthly or annually)." – THelper Sep 2 '16 at 11:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.