How will the growing use of food banks affect the UK’s future health? Claire Thompson, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is exploring this question through a Wellcome Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences.
She is interviewing food bank users, organisers and volunteers, as well as speaking to the health and social service professionals who refer people to food banks.
In the UK, food banks are run by charities rather than the state. Claire’s research will investigate how food banks work in practice, define more clearly the health challenges of food poverty, and inform future policies so that everyone has access to a healthy and nutritious diet.
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