Play your part in the city’s food poverty action plan: ask a simple question

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership are calling on all organisations in the city who come into contact with vulnerable people to ask a simple question about food poverty.

Groups who have piloted the questions say it has helped them to understand their clients better. When Amaze added them to their existing monitoring questionnaire they found that many families they support are struggling to eat healthily; and parents may be skipping meals to feed their children. The questions can generate powerful evidence and stories for community and voluntary groups to show their funders.

A huge challenge for the city’s new food poverty action plan is the lack of evidence about how many people experience food poverty locally and who is most affected, so by sharing a summary of your findings with the Food Partnership, you can support a wider vision of ending food poverty in the city.

Please let us know if you are including the food poverty question(s) or to find out more please contact  or telephone 01273 431 710. 

 

If you only have room for one question please ask this:

(1) In the last 2 months, did you (or other people in your household) ever reduce the size of your meals or skip meals because you couldn't afford enough food? 

□ Yes

□ No

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If you can, then please include one or both of these additional questions:

(2) Thinking about next year, how much do you agree or disagree that you will have enough money, after housing costs, to meet basic living costs? By this I mean to pay for food, water and heating

□ Strongly Agree

□ Tend to Agree

□ Neither Agree nor disagree

□ Tend to Disagree

□ Strongly Disagree

□ Don’t know

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(3) Thinking about your diet, do you feel that you (or other people in your household) tend to eat less healthily because you can’t afford healthier options?

□ Strongly Agree

□ Tend to Agree

□ Neither Agree nor disagree

□ Tend to Disagree

□ Strongly Disagree

□ Don’t know

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Thank-you. 

Some useful links on food poverty from our site:

Food Poverty

Accessing low cost meals in the city

Eating on a budget

Blog about the rise in food poverty