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Project February 25, 2021

Millions of Families in the UK Are Skipping Meals

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Trussell Trust volunteers sort through food. Image courtesy of Trussell Trust. United Kingdom, undated.

Throughout the past year, food insecurity has skyrocketed in the United Kingdom due to COVID-19 and the worsened economic conditions that came with it. As a result of reduced incomes, more people than ever are now going hungry.

But while the pandemic intensified hunger, it did not start it: Despite the UK having the fifth largest economy in the world, it has one of the worst hunger rates in Europe. Pre-pandemic, about 13 percent of the population experienced it.

COVID-19 simply exposed systemic and structural issues behind food insecurity that already existed.

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