Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447328292 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447328285 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Hungry Britain

The Rise of Food Charity

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Hungry Britain

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

216 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447328292 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447328285 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Examining the prolific growth of UK charitable emergency food provision over the past fifteen years, Hungry Britain uses the human right to food as a pathway to developing solutions to food poverty. Hannah Lambie-Mumford draws on data from the country’s two largest charitable food providers to explore the effectiveness of this emerging system of food acquisition, its enduring sustainability, and, most importantly, where responsibility lies for ensuring that all people can realize their human right to food. She shows that the increasing tendency of charitable food providers to take responsibility for protecting people against food poverty occurs in tandem with significant cuts to the welfare state—cuts shaping both the need for and nature of emergency food provision. Arguing for a clear, rights-based framework, this book envisions a future where a range of actors—from the state to charities and the food industry—will be jointly accountable in combating food poverty.

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